A specialist-funded laboratory, meant to diagnose and treat agricultural and horticultural products, was inaugurated in Kandahar province.
The facility has the capacity to diagnose a variety of vegetation diseases.
Officials at the Kandahar Department of Agriculture said all of the laboratory equipment had been imported from the U.S., Canada, China and India.
Agha Lalai Dastgiri, Kandahar’s deputy governor for social affairs, said such private facilities can help increase agricultural production.
The government is working on providing more such laboratories and refrigeration systems to help farmers.