Many farmers in Golestan province, northern Iran, are harvesting their echium crops these days.
Almost 95 percent of the world's saffron is produced in Iran, while many people think the saffron is produced in Spain. But which one has a higher quality: Iran’s saffron, Spain’s saffron or those of other countries?
Caretaker of the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture says a rise in the domestic production of sugar has helped the government save nearly $1 billion in imports from abroad over the past seven years.
An Iran-made biological fertiliser has been used to save cocoa tree crops in Ivory Coast from a deadly disease.
Farmers in various parts of Iran have started harvesting saffron with the arrival of autumn, the annual time for harvesting the “red gold”.
In many Zoroastrian-majority villages of Iran, including those in Roodbar, Qazvin, Gilan, Kurdistan, and Isfahan, people celebrate the arrival of autumn and its mythical fruit with festivities such as the pomegranate harvest celebration.
Local farmers in the town of Shahreza in Isfahan province, central Iran, have started harvesting pomegranate.
An Iranian knowledge-based company has produced a recombinant antiviral drug that will prevent the death of an important species of salmon.
Iranian Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati says the value of the country’s farm products has reached $80 billion, unveiling plans for the promotion of processing industries in the country.
7,000 farmers in four different villages of East Azarbaijan province have taken part in a project of revitalising Lake Urmia, where they are made familiar with the principles of sustainable agriculture.