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.”

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.