Horticulture and Forestry Specialist Mr. Atifullah Shinwari, M.Phil was born in 1992. He graduated from Muslim Educational Complex in 2008. He graduated from the University of Agriculture Peshawar in Pakistan in 2014, having a four year Bachelors (Hons) degree in the field of horticulture with the research topic of “In vitro techniques and their application for the propagation of temperate fruit rootstocks. In 2016, he successfully defended Masters’ Degree thesis on “Thermo-Tolerance in Tomato: Acetyl Salicylic Acid Affects Growth and Yield of Tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) Under the Agro-Climatic Condition of Islamabad, Pakistan” and published its scientific paper in “Advances in Agriculture and Environmental Science Journal”. Since 2017, he worked as an agriculture expert at the Office of Chief Advisor to H.E President on Agriculture and Development. Later, he worked as a Horticulture Specialist and acting Chief of Technical Staff in the same Office. Currently, he is working as a Horticulture and Forestry Specialist in the Chief Advisory Office on Agriculture and Development. He also worked as a part time consultant with position entitles Horticulture and Forestry Researcher with Researches Organization for Development from January 2018-December 2018. He has conducted a survey for Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees on the topic entitles “Climate, Soil and Water Analysis or Agriculture Crops and Stabilization of Moving Sands” in Nimroz Province. Besides, he has a background experience in Wheat Crop and self-sufficiency in Afghanistan, Deforestation in Kunar Province and Sustainable Reforestation Approach, Pine nut Value Chain Analysis and Sustainable Development of Industry and Almond Value Chain Analysis.
Mr. Atifullah Shinwari has a good background in fruits (pine nut, almond) and cereal crops (wheat) value chain analysis and deforestation and sustainable reforestation approach. Similarly, he has working experience in Water Sector of Afghanistan including water shed management, Karezes, water use efficiency techniques and water harvesting techniques".