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Agro Sector’s Share in Economy Significant

Agro Sector’s Share in Economy Significant Agro Sector’s Share in Economy Significant

The agriculture sector accounts for 19% of Iran’s total employment, which are equivalent to four million jobs, says First Vice President Esh'aq Jahangiri.
According to Jahangiri, agricultural exports have an 18-20% share in the country’s total non-oil exports.
"Today, more than 2.4 million hectares of agricultural farms are watered using new irrigation methods," he has been quoted as saying by Young Journalists Club.
The novel coronavirus has caused 39,500 billion rials ($243 million) in losses to the consumption and export sectors of Iran’s food and agriculture, a recent report by the research arm of the Iranian Parliament suggests.  
Agriculture is one of the few economic sectors of Iran, which is 90%owned and run by the private sector. It accounts for 10% of the country’s production. 
From the fiscal 2010-11 to fiscal 2019-20, the sector expanded by 43% despite years of sanctions. The economic growth of agriculture sector was 7.5% in the fiscal 2019-20.

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