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In a country with a range of different climates, soil types and landscapes, food, water and livestock remain important issues, especially with the world’s environment changing. All coverage about farming and related concerns is in this section.

Iranian Customs in Photos: Football Match in Rice Farms

Before the season of planting rice in Gilan Province, northern Iran, people hold football matches in muddy farms to prepare for a new agricultural season.
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Iraq Major Customer of Iran’s Medicinal Herbs

Iran exports large quantities of medicinal herbs to neighbouring Iraq as part of plans to diversify the country’s sources of income.

Iran, Uruguay Discuss Expansion of Banking, Agricultural Ties

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Uruguayan President Tabaré Vázquez have called for expansion of collaborations in various fields, particularly banking and agriculture.

Iran Bans Rice Cultivation in Dry Provinces

Iranian Minster of Energy Reza Ardakanian says the government has decided to ban the cultivation of rice in any province other than the ones in the north in a bid to control the serious water crisis across the country.

Iran Agriculture Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote

Iranian parliamentarians gave a vote of confidence to Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati in their third unsuccessful impeachment bid since Tuesday.

Iran to Run Project to Utilize Deep Underground Water

An Iranian legislator says drilling operations get underway in April, 2018 in southeastern Sistan region to extract deep subterranean waters.

Agricultural Collaboration Could Greatly Boost Iran-France Trade

Iran’s ambassador to France says the agriculture sector could play a big role in increasing trade between Iran and France, as the recent agreements signed between Tehran and Paris have paved the way for closer agricultural cooperation.

Kazakhstan Cultivating Persian Rice to Meet Iran’s Needs

Kazakhstan says it plans to increase the production of a special variety of Iranian rice by ten times this year to meet growing demands from Iran.

Orange Harvest Season in Northern Iran

The seaside lands of the Caspian Sea in northern Iran provide finest conditions for the production of various types of citrus, particularly orange.
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Iran Starts Exporting Caviar to US after 25 Years

An Iranian official says the ban on Iran's caviar exports to the US has been lifted after 25 years, stressing that 10 kilogrammes of farmed caviar has been exported to America last year.

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