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  • 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.

  • EghtesadOnline: Close to 4.5 million hectares have so far gone under wheat cultivation this year, more than 1.27 million hectares of which are irrigated and 3.21 million hectares are rain-fed, showing a 7.4% and 3.7% increase respectively compared with the similar period of last year, according to the manager of the Agriculture Ministry’s “Wheat Project”.

  • EghtesadOnline: The ministries of agriculture and industries have reached an agreement to ban chicken exports to boost supply in the domestic market and help keep prices in check.

  • EghtesadOnline: A total of 90,000 tons of bananas were produced in Iran on 4,881 hectares in the last Iranian year (March 2019-20), the director general of Agriculture Ministry’s Tropical and Subtropical Fruits Bureau said.

  • EghtesadOnline: A total of 120 trillion rials ($428 million) have been invested in the mechanization of different fields of agriculture since President Hassan Rouhani first took office in August 2013, according to the head of Agricultural Mechanization Expansion Center affiliated to the Agriculture Ministry.

  • EghtesadOnline: The Education and Human Resources Institute, affiliated with the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, is scheduled to hold two specialized courses, one on export, and the other on key import factors, as well as an online workshop on negotiation techniques in autumn.

  • EghtesadOnline: The “National Export Day” ceremony, held every year on Oct. 20, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, reads a notice jointly released by Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, and the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran.