EghtesadOnline: An official with the Agriculture-Jihad ministry reported on implementing three pivotal plans for renovating farming systems nationwide.
EghtesadOnline: The deputy minister of Agriculture Jihad announced that we want to modify the balance sheet structure and financial structure of the Iranian Rural Cooperative's credit fund. Dr. Shirzad, in a meeting with the new Board of Directors of the fund emphasized on lending activities and low interest rate lending avoiding intermediation.
EghtesadOnline: So far, about 25 saffron farmers cooperatives in 6 provinces of the country have been established as an agricultural organization.
EghtesadOnline: The CEO of central rural cooperative organization announced revival and reconstruction of Iranian rural cooperation fund, due to financial support and in response to repeated request of many farmers and also producers resident of villages and along with removing the obstacles encountering them and providing necessary facility in procedure of enjoying low interest in order to provide raw material, the Iranian rural cooperative fund was formed according to "decision date 11/3/1325" of the cabinet.
EghtesadOnline: Hossein Shirzad, the deputy of the agriculture minister and chairman of the board of Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC), in a kick-off meeting with Tevita Taginavulau, the director-general of Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CYRDAP), said CORC is ready and willing to cooperate with CYRDAP in the field of rural and agricultural development.