agriculture

Iran to expand banana plantations to 7,000 hectares in Sistan-Baluchestan province

The Iranian government is planning to expand Sistan-Baluchestan’s banana plantations from current 5,000 hectares to 7,000 hectares in cooperation with the private sector. The Agriculture Ministry has estimated that a total of 150,000 tons of bananas will be produced in the province this year.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran gov’t buys over 8m tons of wheat from local farmers

Iran’s government has bought 8.22 million tons of wheat worth 207.8 trillion rials ($755 million) from local farmers across the country in the current fiscal year (started March 20).

Agriculture and Environment

Iran plans 320,000 hectares of tree plantation to meet timber demand

Iranian agriculture authorities say plans are in place for tree plantation in 320,000 hectares of lands to respond to a rising demand for timber which is currently being met through extensive imports.

Agriculture and Environment

Small-scale farmers handle 86% of Iran’s agriculture

Around 86% of Iran’s agricultural activities are carried out by small-scale farmers and only a meager 14% are undertaken by large agricultural corporations that yield better harvests as well as higher economic profit.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran’s export of summer fruits, vegetables over $241m in five months

Figures by Iran’s customs office (IRICA) shows the country earned over $241 million from exports of various summer-grown fruits and vegetables in five months to late August.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran sets up special task force for saffron export

Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) has set up a special task force on the trade of saffron to help boost its export. Iran Chamber of Commerce is a member of the task force.

Trade

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