Economic activist says overseas farming in Russia can help Iran meet 10% of its agrifood needs

Head of Cross Country Agriculture Association of Iran Ali Rezvanizadeh says that “if we can cultivate one million hectares of agricultural lands in Russia, we can meet 10% of our import needs.”

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Iran’s nine-month pistachio exports down 19% YOY

Figures by Iran’s customs office (IRICA) show that pistachio exports from the country declined by around a fifth in the nine months to December 21.

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Iran pressing ahead with agricultural outsourcing

In the next fiscal year’s budget bill (March 2022-23), the government has given priority to the import of agricultural crops cultivated in foreign countries under the ‘Farming Beyond Borders’ program.

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Iran’s red meat production surges after removal of livestock export ban

A total of 52,800 tons of red meat were produced in Iran’s official slaughterhouses during the month ending Nov. 21 to register a 47% rise compared with the similar month of last year and a 5% month-on-month increase.

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Over 14,000 tons of Iranian agrifood exports sent back due to standard failure

Atotal of 14,096 tons of Iran’s agrifood export consignments worth $9.19 million were sent back by nine export destinations during the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Nov. 21) on account of failure to meet standards, according to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration.

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Iran plans overseas farming in Russia, Brazil

Iran plans overseas farming in Brazil and Russia to grow crops and secure a stable supply amid surging food prices and lingering drought.

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Iran’s agrifood exports dip by 12% as imports increase by 74%

Agrifood exports from Iran are on the decline, as imports have risen significantly, the latest data released by the Agriculture Ministry show.


Iran’s agrifood exports hit $2.3 billion

Iran exported 3.94 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $2.33 billion in the first six months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Sept. 22).

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Russia 3rd top destination for Iran’s fruit

Iran has exported some $196 million worth of fruits to Russia in the first nine months of 2021, posting a 50% growth compared to last year’s corresponding period, according to a report by EastFruit.

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Agricensus expects Iran’s wheat imports to triple

Iran is expected to more than triple its wheat imports in the 2021-22 marketing year and could import up to 8 million tons after hot and dry weather conditions in the region, while at least half of the needed volume has already been covered, according to the London-based agency Agricensus.

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