Cropping Pattern Project Selects Provinces for Oilseeds, Pulses
EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry’s cropping pattern project for the crop year 2022-23 has selected the provinces prioritized for the production of oilseeds and pulses, and the volume each province is estimated to produce.
As for oilseeds, plans are for Khuzestan Province in the south of the country to produce 161,000 tons, Fars 64,000 tons, West Azarbaijan 56,000 tons and Khorasan Razavi 35,000 tons, IRIB News reported.
Lorestan Province is expected to produce 135,000 tons of pulses, Kermanshar 128,000 tons, Fars 76,000 tons, Kurdestan 59,000 tons, East Azarbaijan 55,000 tons, Zanjan 50,000 tons, Khuzestan 43,000 tons and Markazi 42,000 tons.
Iran imports the lion’s share of its domestic demand for oilseeds and pulses mainly from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Australia, Canada and Ethiopia