EghtesadOnline: Water scarcity and low precipitation in Iran have impelled the government to take urgent measures, imposing a ban on the cultivation of certain water-intensive crops in different parts of the country.
EghtesadOnline: In his first overseas trip as Iran's energy minister, Reza Ardakanian discussed regional water challenges and explored economic and agricultural opportunities in separate meetings in Turkey and Tajikistan this week.
EghtesadOnline: Three memoranda of understanding were signed between Iran’s Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati and Ghana’s Minister of Trade and Industry Alan John Kyerematen during the sixth session of Iran-Ghana Economic Commission held on Nov. 13-16 in Accra.
EghtesadOnline: Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati says use of smart technologies and Internet of Things can offer the hard-pressed farming industry a way of doing things in a more practical and economically feasible manner.
EghtesadOnline: The Ministry of Agriculture has listed eight agro products under its export promotion policy and is currently in the process of forming a unified production and supply chains for each.
EghtesadOnline: An Iranian delegation headed by Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati visited Sommet de l’Elevage (livestock summit in French), Europe’s number one livestock show in France over the weekend. (Iranian weekend is on Thursday and Friday.)
EghtesadOnline: As much as 10% of the National Development Fund of Iran’s annual earnings have been allocated to the agricultural sector, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Currently 80% of the pesticides needed in Iran’s agriculture sector are produced inside the country, the head of Plant Protection Organization of Iran, Mohammad Ali Baghestani, said.
EghtesadOnline: The Agriculture Ministry's Information Technology Department has developed a system to streamline data management and balance demand and supply in the agricultural sector.
EghtesadOnline: Head of Agricultural Jihad Organization of Tehran province Ali Ashraf Mansouri in a meeting with Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Jordan Mahmud al-Jamaani on Tuesday discussed ways to expand agricultural exchanges and implementation of training courses.