Considering the ways of transferring products

 Written by: Aqsa Sediqi

Most fruits and vegetable merchants buy products from the peasants to get benefits. Sometimes due to some reasons, they face loss but some others have found a solution for this issue.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Zurmat Khan Daudzai, a resident of Qarabagh district of Kabul province.

 Zurmat Khan talks about his business, “I have a vineyard and it has six different varieties of grapes and I also purchase grapes for other gardeners and then I sell them to merchants.

When I want to purchase grapes and there is no way to carry them outside the garden in a vehicle, I talk to the owners of the vineyard and they carry the grapes in a kart. If some of the gardeners do not agree to carry the grapes, we buy the grapes at a low price and then we pay some other people to carry them to the vehicle.

Last year I bought about 39 thousand kilograms grapes and we exported some of  them to the foreign countries and  sold the remains in the local markets.”

Drying Fruits:

If fresh fruits are not sold at a specific time, they might be rotten and no one will buy them but some businessmen have found a solution to this issue.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to Abdul Rasheed Tahiri, a resident of Kabul city.

Tahiri says about his business, “As we don’t have cold storages in all part of Afghanistan and some fruits are not sold in the right time and they might spoil. To prevent such fruits from rotting, we purchase domestic imported fresh fruits from gardeners and merchants and then we wash them with clean water and dry them in dehydrators. We dry apples, peaches, kiwi, mango, plum, guava, and some other fruits. We could dry about 500 kilograms of fruits daily. We sell these dried fruits in different supermarkets in Kabul city.”