EghtesadOnline: Despite an acute water crisis, the Iranian government is striving to maintain the quantity and quality of its agricultural products at levels that sufficiently meet—at least with regard to select staple food products—domestic demands of the country’s growing population.
EghtesadOnline: About 4.2 million tons of agricultural products worth $4.005 billion were exported from Iran during the nine months to Dec. 22, 2017, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture is due to visit India on Jan. 16 to hold talks with Indian officials for lowering tariffs on Iranian agricultural products, the chairman of the National Union of Agricultural Products announced.
EghtesadOnline: More than 2.52 million tons of agricultural products worth around $2.07 billion were exported from Iran during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran is exploring overseas resources to ensure stable supplies of agricultural products for a rapidly urbanizing population in the face of the constraints of worsening land and water resources.
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: About 30% of agricultural products in Iran go to waste every year, costing the country’s economy over $5 billion per annum.