FAO to help resolve Iran’s water crisis

On cooperation between Iran and FAO to address water crisis as well as to implement the international body’s ‘Regional Water Scarcity Initiative’, the Iranian official said “in the same line, a meeting was held with FAO officials two weeks earlier and currently protocols are being exchanged and contracts are being inked to tackle the ongoing water crisis with regional efforts and support.”

Slovakian trade delegation to visit Tehran

Headed by Deputy Prime Minister for Investment of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini, the delegation of the central European country is slated to make a visit to TCCIMA on March 07.

The session will be also attended by Iran’s Minister of Economy Ali Tayebnia.

It is worth noting that representatives of 35 private sectors of Slovakia will accompany the trade delegation to Tehran in order to meet and talks with Iran’s economic activists.

Saffron exports up by 37%

Deputy Head of Iran's Union of Sellers and Exporters of Saffron Gholamreza Miri described saffron market conditions as stagnant saying “exports of the product are being carried out as usual though Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) has not yet announced relevant statistics for the past two months.”

He went on to state that in the eight-month period nearly 78 tons of saffron were deployed to destination markets, a figure which indicates a 37% rise in comparison with the similar period last year.

Malaysian agricuture min. to visit Tehran soon

During his three-day stay in Tehran, Malaysia’s Mah Siew Keong will meet and talk with Iranian officials like Minister of Industry, and Mines and Trade Mohammadreza Nematzadeh, Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati as well as Head of Commission on Healthcare in the Iranian Parliament Ali Nobakht Haghighi.

Concurrent with the visit, a seminar will be held on wood and an exhibition and seminar on benefits of palm oil will be held as the Malaysian officials with discuss with Iranians revival of regional palm oil office in Tehran and upgrade cooperation in caoutchouc.

Turkish businessmen ready to invest in Alborz prov.

Davut Çetin made the remarks during a joint session between trade delegations of Alborz province of Iran as well as Turkish resort city of Antalya.

“In addition to a high capacity in tourism industry, Antalya enjoys excellent capabilities in other a number of other sectors like greenhouse systems, agriculture industries, shipbuilding as well as mining,” he continued.

The visiting official went on to note that his province produced over 6.5 million tons of fruit and vegetables per year.

Agritech 2017 expo. underway in Tehran

The event got underway in the Iranian capital on Friday January 06 at presence of Deputy Minister for Agriculture Alimorad Akbari.

Over 100 domestic and foreign credible firms from Spain, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and China are taking part in the international exhibition.

Agritech 2017 has provided participants with the opportunity to showcase their latest knowledge and capabilities in in various fields including agricultural machinery, irrigation systems and agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and saplings.

Iran Envoy Highlights Trade Opportunities in Ukraine

Addressing an economic meeting in Iran’s northern city of Rasht on Wednesday, Mohammad Beheshti Monfared called on Iranian merchants and business people not to lose the opportunity to work on some 300 projects that the Ukrainian government is handing over to the private sector.

Making a reference to Ukraine’s advanced agricultural machinery, fertile soil, high precipitation levels and low-cost labor, the ambassador highlighted the good grounds for extraterritorial agriculture in Europe’s second largest country with a population of 46 million people.

Iran self-sufficient in 5 crop seeds

Eskandar Zand, Head of the Agricultural Research Organization, made the remarks while addressing the 1st National Festival of Iranian Farmers and the 31st Session to Introduce Exemplary Farmers.

He went on to stress that Iranian researchers were actively working to cut dependence of imports of other important crop seeds.

On wheat self-sufficiency, the official said 15 per cent of self-reliance in wheat production pertained to the type of exploited seed; “use of quality seeds has lowered production costs by over 370 million dollars in the past three years.”

Iran’s saffron exports up by 42%

Deputy Head of Iran's Union of Sellers and Exporters of Saffron Gholamreza Miri said the harvest season for saffron was over asserting “harvest of saffron in Iran continues as long as December 05 and precise statistics on output levels will be announced by stakeholders.”

The official deemed market conditions as satisfactory highlighting that prices had reached stability.

Miri maintained that the agriculture product is bought from farmers at a minimum of 1423 dollars and a maximum of 1,856 dollars per kilograms.

Iran, Netherlands sign agricultural MoU

The memorandum of understanding was signed by Iran’s Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati and Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp in Amsterdam on Friday. Hojjati heading a delegation of his deputies and representatives of Iran’s private sector has visited the Netherlands at the official invitation of the host country.