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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 President Opens Mideast’s Largest Grain Refinery

In a Tuesday visit to Alborz Province, President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated ‘Zar Grain Refinery’ as the largest of its kind in the Middles East and the first one in Iran.

Tehran to Host Conference on Sustainable Agriculture

The Eighth Conference on Healthy and Sustainable Agriculture will be held in Tehran on January 26.

Philippines Interested in Iranian Apple

The Philippines may start importing apples from Iran once test analysis and sampling have been approved, the country’s Department of Agriculture (DA) said.
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Iran Home to 800 Species of Medicinal Herbs

An Iranian environmentalist says a total of 800 species of medicinal plants have been identified in Iran.
Iran President Hassan Rouhani

Iran Marks Wheat Production Self-Sufficiency

Iran has marked what is celebrated at home as a landmark achievement to attain self-sufficiency in production of wheat.
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People Take Part in Desert Greening in Southern Iran

The inhabitants of Hormozgan desert, southern Iran, have participated in programs to revive the deserts.

Iran to Produce 13m Tons of Wheat Next Year

An Iranian official says the country will produce more than 13 million tons of wheat in the next Persian year, starting from mid-March.

World’s Most Expensive Dates Come to Fruition in Iran[:es]Los dátiles más caros del mundo...

An Iranian cultural official announced that medjool date, world’s first commercial cultivar, has come to fruition in Iran. [:es] Un funcionario del departamento de cultura iraní anunció la llegada de los dátiles medjool, la primera variedad comercial del mundo, ha llegado a buen término en Irán.

Iran’s Exports of Medicinal Herbs at $300m

Iran says it has exported above $300 million worth of medicinal herbs since January.

Iran, FAO Sign Deal to Cooperate on Aquatic Genetic Resources

Iran’s Fisheries Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) inked an agreement Wednesday to improve genetic resources of Rainbow Trout fish in the Islamic Republic.

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