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Kerman Pistachio Farmers’ Losses Exceed $200m

Kerman Pistachio Farmers’ Losses Exceed $200m   Kerman Pistachio Farmers’ Losses Exceed $200m

Pistachio farmers in Kerman Province have incurred losses of 30 trillion rials ($227 million) so far in the current Iranian year (started March 21) due to a drastic decline in production, the head of Northern Kerman Agricultural Jihad Organization.
“It was estimated that 70,000 tons of pistachios would be harvested this year. Yet we have lost 90% of this amount to water shortage, climate change and high temperatures,” Abbas Saeedi was also quoted as saying by IRNA.
Kerman has long been the hub of pistachio production in Iran.

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