EghtesadOnline: India’s 10th wheat consignment for Afghanistan arrived in Iran’s southeastern Shahid Beheshti Port in Chabahar on Wednesday, with Afghanistan's Ambassador in Tehran Abdul Ghafoor Liwal in attendance.
EghtesadOnline: A total of 197,474 tons of essential goods, including wheat, rice and livestock feed, were transported from the southeastern port of Chabahar to the mainland from Feb. 20 to April 3 by 7,586 trucks, an official with Sistan-Baluchestan Department of Road Maintenance and Transportation said.
EghtesadOnline: A silo for storing wheat with a capacity of 100,000 tons is being constructed in Semnan Province’s Garmsar city.
EghtesadOnline: Land under wheat cultivation in Iran has reached 6 million hectares in the current cultivation season (started late September of 2019), according to latest data released by the Agriculture Ministry.
EghtesadOnline: Wheat cultivation season has begun and more than 12 million tons of the staple grain are expected to be produced across the country this crop year, the head of the National Wheat Farmers’ Foundation said on Saturday.
EghtesadOnline: Some 120,000 tons of wheat and pulses have been exported to Afghanistan, mainly from India, through Chabahar Port in southern Iran since October 2017 when the first such Indian consignment passed through the strategic port until Dec. 21, the head of Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization's Port and Economic Affairs Bureau said.
EghtesadOnline: More than 9.5 million tons of wheat worth 120 trillion rials ($750 million) have been purchased from local farmers across the country by the government in the current Iranian year, registering a 5.5% rise both in weight and value compared with last year.
EghtesadOnline: More than 6 million tons of wheat worth 78 trillion rials ($1.8 billion) have been purchased from local farmers since the beginning of the current harvest season to shore up the country’s strategic reserve of essential commodities.
EghtesadOnline: Egypt will no longer accept imported wheat containing any traces of the ergot fungus, the Agriculture Ministry said, sowing fresh regulatory confusion that has hampered shipments to the world’s biggest buyer of the grain.