agricultural products

Iran’s annual agrifood exports hit $6.1 billion

Iran saw the value of its agrifood exports increase by 7.2% in the calendar year to March 20 despite trade restrictions imposed at borders to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran government buys over 8 million tons of wheat from local farmers

A total of 8.2 million tons of wheat worth 208.7 trillion rials ($834 million) were bought from local farmers as part of the government’s guaranteed purchase plan during the last Iranian year (March 2020-21).

Agriculture and Environment

Iran opens its largest strawberry greenhouse in Khorasan Razavi

Iran’s largest and most modern greenhouse facility for strawberry production was inaugurated in Khorasan Razavi Province .

Agriculture and Environment

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 exports saffron to 53 countries in 8 months

A total of 192 tons of saffron worth $117 million were exported from Iran to 53 countries during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Nov. 20), according to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran produces 1.2 million tons of dates in 8 months

Iran has produced about 1.2 million tons of different types of dates so far in the current fiscal year (started March 20), the chairman of the National Association of Iranian Dates said.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran exports fruit, vegetable to 43 countries

A total of 1.37 million tons of fruit and vegetable worth $425 million were exported from Iran during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Aug. 21).

Agriculture and Environment

Iran temporarily removes exports tariffs for potato

Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) has removed exports tariffs for potato amid an oversupply in the country which is expected to intensify during the current harvesting season.

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.