Agriculture

Iran exports $6mn of agricultural machinery in 3 months

Head of Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Mojtaba Khosrowtaj emphasized the important role of development in the country’s machinery industry stating “over 90% of the country’s demands in the sector are supplied by domestic companies as the country’s dependence on imports is lower than 10 per cent.”

The official said in the first three months of the present year, 38 million dollars of machinery products were exported to international markets six million dollars of which belonged to agricultural machinery.

Iran’s 2017 wheat output to exceed five-year average by 25%

 In its latest quarterly report, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) points to stability in Iran’s wheat production in 2017 and the possibility to reach a yield of 13.5 million tons

On the basis of FAO predictions for the second half of 2017, favorable weather conditions in Iran has maintained its position as a major regional producer of wheat following Turkey. As such, it is expected that Iran’s wheat output in 2017 crop year will remain equal to the 2016 figure of 13.5 million tons which is 25 percent larger than the average yield of the five past year.

Iran dispatches 1st wheat cargo to Oman

Seyed Mohammadreza Mortazavi made the announcement asserting “the measure indicates that Iran is capable of exporting large volumes of wheat to Persian Gulf littoral countries.”

“Given the held negotiations and the continuing trend in sales of Iranian wheat, the deal with Oman can mark beginning of future contracts with other world countries,” he continued.

Iran, Hungary stress expansion of agro cooperation

President of Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture Balázs Győrffy held a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Budapest Gholamali Rajabi Yazdi on Thursday where the two sides discussed the many existing capacities and opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the field of agriculture.

“Livestock and poultry are among the most important areas where there is the possibility of cooperation between Iran and Hungary,” Győrffy said, adding “furthermore, establishment of halal slaughterhouses in this country can also be another area for cooperation.”

ICCIMA, EU call for agriculture investment firms

Jerzy Bogdan Plewa, Director General of Directorate-General (DG) for Agriculture and Rural Development in the European Commission, and Ahmad Sadeghian, Head of Agriculture Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), held a joint session in Tehran.

At the meeting, both parties stressed the need to conduct joint venture in Central Asia in the field of grain and livestock inputs as well as to launch bilateral collaboration in production of food in view of neighboring markets.

EU ready to launch agricultural partnership with Iran

In the first joint session between Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture and the European Union, held in Tehran on Saturday, members of the EU Commission for Agriculture & Rural Development voiced readiness to transfer new technologies to Iran in the field of agriculture.

Tehran, Tbilisi ink 3 MoUs

The Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) were sealed at presence of Iranian first VP Es’hagh Jahangiri and Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili at Saadabad Palace in Tehran on Saturday morning.

The first document pertained to sports cooperation and was signed by Masoud Soltanifar, Minister of Sports and Youth, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze.

Iran’s Minister of IT and Communication Mahmoud Vaezi and Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili signed the second agreement.

Iranian, Kazakh provinces ink agriculture MoU

Ramezan Bahrami said the newly-signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) pertained to extra-territorial agriculture and aimed at development of agro sector in Kazakhstan’s Kyzylorda Region in partnership with the north Iranian province.

“Kazakhstan hold appropriate capacities for implementation of extra-territorial agriculture activities especially in areas of growing rice, corn and barley,” the official added.

War Heavily Damages Syria’s Agriculture: FAO

According to a report published on the FAO’s official website on Tuesday, fighting has led to extensive crop and livestock losses and destroyed greenhouses, veterinary clinics, irrigation systems, tractors and other assets.

Providing a comprehensive assessment of the war's impact on agriculture, the report further said food production dropped to an all-time low last year, with many farmers forced to abandon their land.

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.”

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