Monday, August 3, 2009

Countryside of Herat in 2009


Afghanistan experienced a very bad drought last year. Because of that, the farmers had thier worst season in compare with the past three years. In most part of the country, the price for one kilo wheat was $1 and the normal income for %60 of population is about two dollars a day. Afghan people survived and coped with many challenges last year. This year, 2009 was one of the most beautiful and rainy seasons we have ever had. The percentage of the crops were quite high. We can see happines among people because of this rainy season. This is a photo taken early on January this year in a countryside of Herat.

16 comments:

  1. Hello Aref! Beautiful picture! What are the main crops grown around Herat? Is harvest time in September?

    Can you give us an update on the upcoming elections? How about a photo of events leading up to the elections? Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo

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  2. Hello Leif Hagen,
    The main crops are wheat, bean, rice, grape and Zafroon. August is the harvest time and will last till the end of September. Herat is very famous with its grape. We have about 100 different kinds of grapes growing in here. I will post photos about coming election as soon as possible. Regards from Aref from Herat Afghanistan

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  3. un beau panorama, tres vert, et ce petit plus avec le personnage

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  4. hello, I just came through from Leif's blog, saying hi :-)

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  5. It must be a challenge and stressful for farmers to be so dependent on unreliable rainfall for their economic success.

    Thank you for doing your new blog, and i am pleased to have signed up to be a follower.

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  6. It's a beautiful scene. What are the red wildflowers called? Thank you for the commentary. I look forward to learning more about Afghanistan from your blog.

    Andrea in Minnesota USA

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  7. Beautiful countryside. I'm enjoying this! I look forward to each new post.

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  9. Aref, I wasn't able to get the comments link to work in your post about the bombing. But I want to thank you for posting it. We've needed a friend in Afghanistan. Well, I have. I have felt distanced from the experience of living there until today, when I read your post and it touched me and made me cry. I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. I wish there was something I could do. I don't know what to say, except thank you for telling us.

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  10. Oh Aref, what a tragedy for you to loose your friend and for so many to die needlessly. I hate this terrorism, whether in your country or mine. Blessings to you all in your time of grief and mourning.
    I hear so often about bombings in Afghanistan. But this time it was different. I read Herat, I read your post, and I felt tears for the first time for your country. Because now I know one man in Afghanistan, and he is you; and you are making a big difference already with your new blog.
    Please keep up the good work. As Petrea says, we need you.

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  11. I think a lot of people may have been trying to comment on the other post, but the link isn't working. Don't be discouraged by the lack of comments.

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  12. Death is unbelievable, dear Aref. And words can not offer consolation.
    Is this violence ever going to end?
    I sent you my deep sympathy.

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  13. My heartfelt sympathy to you for the loss of your young friend. May the violence end, may it end, may it end. You have many new friends who are holding you close to their hearts in this time of sadness. Thank you for sharing so much with us. Peace to you.
    Andrea in Minnesota, USA

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  14. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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    參觀,Thanks

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