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Iran's Ministry of Sciences, Research, and Technology has offered 1,750 scholarships to Afghan students majoring in agriculture, animal husbandry, and botany, IRNA reported on 2 February, citing Bakhtar News Agency. The ministry's project was developed in coordination with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization to provide training to Afghans in fields directly related to food provision. Selected Afghan students are to begin enrolling at participating Iranian educational institutions when the academic year begins in September. MES