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Sunday, November 17

St. Petersburg Times Peru plants seeds of self-sufficiency: "The first batch of seeds, which arrived in Kabul in late September, will be used to build new stock. "We don't want them to eat them," said Dr Enrique Chujoy, a plant geneticist at the CIP's Crop Improvement and Genetic Resources Department. "They are too valuable. They need to create their own stockpile of seed potatos to distribute to farmers," he added, saying it will take about three to five months for the first batch to produce new seed potatos." The International Potato Center, where I worked two years, comes to the rescue of Afghan agriculture.

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