EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry devised plans in late 2015 to achieve 70% self-sufficiency in oilseed production in 10 years for controlling the import of oilseeds and vegetable oil.
EghtesadOnline: The Education and Human Resources Institute, affiliated with the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, is scheduled to hold six specialized business courses.
EghtesadOnline: Exports from Semnan Province exceeded 6 million tons worth $1.65 million in the third month of the current fiscal year (May 22-June 21), according to an official from Semnan's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, Zahra Andalib.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s processing, storage and packaging capacity for agricultural products has increased from 32 million tons in 2013, when President Hassan Rouhani first took office, to 72 million tons by the end of last Iranian year (March 20, 2021), according to the director general of Agriculture Ministry’s Foodstuff Processing Industries Bureau.
EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry has agreed to the export of 500,000 head of livestock owned by Iranian nomadic tribes, according to CEO of the Nomadic Cooperative Association of Livestock Farmers.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian academics are urging authorities and farmers to employ nanotechnology for modernizing the agricultural sector and curbing water use.
EghtesadOnline: Atotal of 92,947 tons of bananas were produced on 4,838 hectares during the last Iranian year (March 2019-20), which only meet 20% of domestic demand for this tropical fruit, according to Mohammad Mehdi Boroumandi, an official with the Agriculture Ministry.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s greenhouse areas currently stand at 21,000 hectares, showing a 162% upsurge compared with the 8,000 hectares when President Hassan Rouhani first took office in August 2013, Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi said recently at the inaugural ceremony of 372 greenhouse projects.
EghtesadOnline: The government’s budget deficit (the excess of spending over revenue) is estimated to reach 3,190 trillion rials ($12.26 billion) as per the budget bill of next fiscal year (March 2021-22), i.e. five times the projected figure of the current year, says top advisor to the president of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture and former official with Industries Ministry.