Picture story 22: In high cotton

A farmer works his fields during the current cotton harvest in the village of Madrasa, Ali Abad District, Kunduz Province. Cotton is the main agricultural output in the northern province and is processed regionally at the Spinzar textile factory in Kunduz City,

The cotton is spun into quilts and items of clothing then sold in local markets or in the capital Kabul. A kilogram of cotton sells in local markets for around 35 afghanis ($0.66).

A cotton farmer in Kunduz

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