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Horticultural Exports Earn $1.2b

Horticultural Exports Earn $1.2b Horticultural Exports Earn $1.2b

Iran exported 327,000 tons of horticultural products worth $1.2 billion during the seven months to October 21, according to deputy agriculture minister Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi. According to the official, apples and pistachios were the top export items. Tahmasebi made the remarks on the sidelines of the first Exhibition of Horticulture, Inputs, Greenhouses, the Related Industries, Machinery and Equipment or ‘HIGEX 2016’, which opened in Tehran’s Goftegoo Park on Wednesday. Domestic companies and businesses from 16 countries are showcasing their products and services in the four-day exhibition, which has been organized by Milad-e Noor Exhibition Company in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture with the aim of introducing investment opportunities in Iran’s horticulture and greenhouse sectors. It also creates a platform for entrepreneurial activities, creating jobs and paving the way for exchange of technology and expertise, IRNA reported.

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