agricultural production

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’s agri-food exports nearly $2.8bn in 7 months

Iran’s export of agri-food products in the seven-month period ending on October 22, 2019 reached a total of 2.794 billion, says a government official.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran wheat imports down to zero amid global crisis

An official says the Iranian government needs no more wheat imports thanks to favorable crop harvest and procurement from local farmers at a time of diminishing grain stocks around the world.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran to export 1 million tonnes of wheat

Iran expects to export 1 million tonnes of surplus wheat and its products this year, up 60 percent from a year ago, the country’s trade regulator the Government Trading Company (GTC) says.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran eyes dryland farming

Iran is expanding dryland farming as a lingering drought is forcing the country to use its resources more prudently and cast off deep-seated wasteful ways.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran self-sufficient in wheat for 2nd year

Iran expects its state-sponsored purchases of wheat from domestic farmers to surpass 10 million tonnes this year, Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says.

Agriculture and Environment

Iran’s lemon output up by 8%

An official said Iran’s lemon production has climbed by eight percent as compared with the previous Iranian calendar year (ended March 20).

Agriculture and Environment

Iran to increase pistachio production

Iran has estimated an 8000-ton increase in the countrys pistachio production this year.

Agriculture and Environment