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Yes so they can handle just about any situation overseas but now other training break completely different kind at exercising funny Kellan has more on that -- in San Francisco I Claudia.
-- one designed to bolster US Afghan relations before they're deployed to Afghanistan hundreds of civil affairs specialists are heading to Fresno California for a crash course on that war torn country's most vital industry -- Culture.
It's one of the poorest countries on our earth.
They food insecurity situation is chronic there and so if we can help.
Get them a little bit more secure where their food supply.
Get them through that hungry season just a little bit better that means -- there on the road to.
Afghanistan is also the world's biggest source of opium used to make heroin and the profits from a heroin sales in turn helped fuel the insurgency.
Now these troops will encourage poppy farmers to grow some legal crops.
And your Fresno and a climate very similar to where they're headed they spend a week learning the basics from planting and soil to irrigation.
He -- -- issues that -- 80% of all Afghan citizens.
The goal is to use that knowledge to build relationships with Afghan farmers and help them out.
If they gain.
-- gains in their production and their farm production.
They're not as desperate to join into other operations that are against the United States.
These soldiers and Marines will also be able to link extremely poor farmers with the latest technology.
It's an app for Smartphones or -- called.
This pre deployment program is funded by the USDA as part of America's mission to help the people of Afghanistan achieve agricultural sustainability.
Through technology and outreach.
-- cloudy -- thank you.
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