agriculture

Iran’s dates exported to 85 countries

Iran exported $211.64 million worth of dates to 85 countries in the last Iranian year (March 2019-20), according to the spokesman of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran’s wheat production expected to exceed 14m tons

Iran’s Agriculture Ministry says it is expecting wheat production to exceed 14 million tons this year.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran agrifood export tops $5.8 billion

Iran has earned over $5.8 billion in foreign currency revenues from its agrifood sector over the past calendar year ending late March. The main export items over the period included pistachio, apple, tomato and watermelon.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran appoints new agriculture minister

Kazem Khavazi gained the parliament’s vote of confidence on Wednesday with 196 lawmakers voting in his favor.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran, world’s fourth largest producer of kiwifruit

Iran has become the fourth producer of kiwifruit in the world as exports hit a record high of over $80 million a year.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran saffron prices collapse to lowest level in decades amid coronavirus outbreak

The price of the Iranian saffron has stumbled to historical lows of $400-500 per kilogram as the new coronavirus pandemic hits major customers in Europe.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran urges more Saudi action on locust plague

Iranian authorities say Saudi Arabia should do more to help fight a locust plague that could threat crops and food security in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran gov’t raises buying price for wheat to support farmers

Iran has lifted for a second time in a year the price at which it buys locally produced new-season wheat as the government plans to purchase nearly 70 percent of the crop produced inside the country.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran over 80% self-sufficient in food production: Minister

Iran’s caretaker agriculture minister says self-sufficiency in food production is no longer a cherished dream for Iran as the country currently relies on home-grown products for more than 80 percent of its agrifood needs.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran to impose duty on date exports during Ramadan

Exports of dates will be subject to customs duty from April 3 to May 20, Hamid Zadboum, the head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, announced in a letter to the National Association of Iranian Dates.

Trade