EghtesadOnline: The Food and Agriculture Organization has delivered the first batch of its technical assistance to Iran’s Plant Protection Organization to help the country battle the invasion of desert locusts, FAO’s Iran Office has announced in a press release.
EghtesadOnline: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has increased its Emergency Technical Cooperation project (TCP) to help battle swarms of the desert locust by an additional $200,000.
EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations signed a Technical Cooperation Program document on flood control and forecasting on Wednesday.
EghtesadOnline: A recent report on the first phase of FAO project “Improve agriculture monitoring systems through satellite imagery for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” reveals how the introduction of multi-temporal high-resolution satellite imagery enabled the Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture to gather near-real time crop and field information, that can be used for agricultural monitoring, evaluation and planning, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations said in a press release.
EghtesadOnline: Iran has been placed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in the group of countries where crops face the threat of desert locusts.
EghtesadOnline: A drop in global biodiversity is putting ability to produce food at risk, a new United Nations report warns.
EghtesadOnline: Despite autumn dryness, crop conditions recovered in Iran and the total cereal production for 2018 is forecast to stand at 20.1 million tons to register a 2.9% increase compared with the 2017 total of 19.6 million tons and 12% above the five-year average.
EghtesadOnline: An evolutionary, participatory plant breeding approach compatible with the Iranian environment has been successful in reducing vulnerabilities of small-scale farmers, improving crop yields and boosting crop resilience to drought and other stressful events.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s total cereal production in 2017 is estimated to have reached 20.6 million tons, registering a 15.3% increase compared with 17.8 million tons in 2016, according to the latest data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
EghtesadOnline: Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Jose Graziano da Silva in a meeting with Minister of Agricultural Jahad Mahmoud Hojjati on Monday underlined FAO’s intention to develop cooperation with Iran.