EghtesadOnline: Director General of Hormozgan province Fishery Organization and representative of Agricultural Jihad Ministry Parviz Mohebbi said on Sunday that ground for scientific and technological cooperation between Iran and South Africa in the field of agriculture and fishery prepared.
EghtesadOnline: Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati held talks on boosting cooperation with his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Cuong, in Tehran on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: The government will invest about 15 trillion rials (nearly $395.5 million) in agricultural mechanization in the current Iranian year (March 2017-18), 25% more compared with last year’s investment, the head of the Agricultural Mechanization Expansion Center with the Ministry of Agriculture announced.
EghtesadOnline: The volume of agricultural waste in Iran is twice the global average. Currently, up to 30% of agro products go to waste in the country during the stages of pre-harvest, harvest, post-harvest and supply.
EghtesadOnline: The government plans to increase the area under greenhouse cultivation in Iran to 48,000 hectares within the next 10 years, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is ready to help the international community to enhance sustainable development in agriculture, the Agriculture Minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati arrived in the Italian capital Rome on Sunday at the head of a delegation to attend the 40th session of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Conference that opens today and will run through July 8.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani’s Cabinet has authorized the Central Bank of Iran to allocate 9 trillion rials ($240 million) worth of loans to the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran through agent banks for “the mutually consented and guaranteed purchase of agricultural products”.
EghtesadOnline: Colza production is estimated to reach 200,000 tons in the current Iranian year (March 2017-18) and register a threefold increase compared with the previous year, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s total cereal production for 2017 is forecast to stand at 20.1 million tons to register a 0.9% increase compared with the 2016 estimate of 19.9 million tons, according to the latest data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.