Iran Agriculture News

  • Land Revival Project in Khuzestan, Ilam Helps Boost Agro Production
    The first phase of a plan to revive 550,000 hectares of land in border provinces of Khuzestan and Ilam was launched on Tuesday. Completed at a cost of $1.5 billion, the first phase covers 295,000...
  • Iran Rice Imports Down 4.21% (Mar-Oct 2018)
    About 958,000 tons of wholly or semi-milled rice worth $985.4 million were imported into Iran during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22) to register a 12.54% and 4...
  • Iran H1 Agrifood Exports Up 27%, Imports Down 6.5%
    More than 3.51 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $3.15 billion were exported from Iran during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22), registering a 27.1...
  • Iran Agrifood Trade Deficit Narrows
    Iran's agricultural trade deficit amounted to $2.12 billion in the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22). A which shows a 40% rise compared with the similar period of last...
  • Iran, Turkey Sign Three Agro MoUs
    Iran and Turkey signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of horticulture, beekeeping and veterinary affairs. The MoUs were signed in a meeting held in the Iranian capital between Iran...
  • Iran Agrifood Exports Rise 27% to Record High of $2.6 Billion
    Around 2.94 million tons of agricultural and food products worth more than $2.63 billion were exported from Iran during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22), to...
  • Watermelon Exports  Exceed $100m
    Iran exported 569,974 tons of watermelon worth $106.42 million during the first five months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Aug. 22), latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran...
  • Gov’t Buys 4% More Fresh Tea Leaves
    Around 101,000 tons of fresh tea leaves worth 2.01 trillion rials ($17.1 million) have been purchased from local farmers since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 21, registering a 4...
  • Tomato Exports Earn $112m  in 5 Months
    Iran exported 306,655 tons of tomatoes worth $112.08 million during the first five months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Aug. 22). This was announced in the latest data released by the...
  • Disaster Assistance for Farmers
    Farmers who have incurred losses from natural disasters during the Sept. 2017-18 harvest season will enjoy a three-year break in paying back their loans to banks. The Central Bank of Iran ratified...
  • FAO Surveys New Plant Breeding Approach in Iran
    An evolutionary, participatory plant breeding approach compatible with the Iranian environment has been successful in reducing vulnerabilities of small-scale farmers, improving crop yields and...
  • Agricultural Mechanization to Increase
    The agricultural mechanization coefficient in Iran currently stands at its highest of 1.65 horsepower per hectare. The coefficient is expected to increase to 2.1 hp/ha by the end of the Sixth Five...
  • Apple Exports at Record High
    Some 800,000 tons of apples have been exported from Iran since the beginning of the current Iranian year on March 21, which is a record high, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture said on...
  • Fruit Prices Zoom
    Constant changes in the prices of goods and services have become a new normal in the past several months.  Retailers charge you more for the same item you bought as early as yesterday on the...
  • Sesame Imports at $30m in  4 Months
    More than 20,875 tons of sesame worth over $30 million were imported into Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22), latest data released by the Islamic...
  • Rice Cultivation to Be Restricted to 2 Northern Provinces
    Rice cultivation is only permitted in the two northern provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran and will be gradually banned in other Iranian provinces over the next three years, as per the directive...
  • Potato Exports Earn $26m in  4 Months
    Iran exported 86,142 tons of potatoes worth $26.68 million during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs...
  • Gov’t Wheat Purchases Surpass Last Year’s
    The government has bought more than 9.2 million tons of wheat from local farmers in 31 Iranian provinces in the current fiscal year (started March 21), which indicates a 5% increase compared with...
  • Raisin Exports Earn $12m  in 4 Months
    Iran exported 11,077 tons of raisins worth $12.77 million during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs...
  • Kiwi Exports Earn $15m  in 4 Months
    Iran exported 28,428 tons of kiwis worth $15.75 million during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs...
  • Onion Exports Earn $22m  in 4 Months
    Iran exported 65,480 tons of onions worth $22.25 million during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs...
  • Tehran Province’s Agro Output Hit  5.7m Tons
    Home to 187,000 hectares of agricultural land, Tehran Province produces 5.7 million tons of...  
  •  $43m of Investment in Fruit Processing Factory
    A private company in Kurdestan Province will build a fruit processing factory in Marivan County.  “Around 3.5 trillion rials (more than $43.75 million) will be invested into the project,” the head...
  • Iran Agrifood Exports Rise 25% to Earn $2 Billion in Four Months
    More than 2.4 million tons of agricultural and food products worth $2.08 billion were exported from Iran during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22), to register a...
  • Persian Melon Exports Earn $34 Million
    Iran exported 88,940 tons of Persian melons worth $34.43 million during the first four months of the current fiscal year (March 21-July 22), the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration’s...

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