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Agro Outsourcing Vital for Guaranteeing Food Security

Iran’s Agriculture Ministry is currently using overseas land to cultivate rice, corn and oilseeds, the local production of which does not suffice domestic demand
Agro Outsourcing Vital for Guaranteeing Food Security
Agro Outsourcing Vital for Guaranteeing Food Security

Iran’s agricultural outsourcing extends across 500,000 hectares in 18 countries, which figure is negligible, as the initiative was launched 17 years ago, according to the first deputy head of Iran’s Cross-Country Agriculture Association of Iran.
“Over the past two years, Iran’s food security has been neglected. Officials claim fluctuations in foreign exchange rates and economic sanctions to be the main reason behind the deterioration of the country’s food security. This is while studies conducted by the association on feasibility and investment opportunities show that with proper and smart planning, the benefits of outsourcing could be multiplied,” Ali Rezvanizadeh was also quoted as saying by ILNA.
The official added that by outsourcing, the country’s agricultural demand can be procured at 15% lower than global prices.

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