Saturday 04 July 2020
News ID: 73529
Publish Date: 04 December 2019 - 22:05
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – Iranian Deputy Agriculture Minister Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi said on Wednesday that Iran ranks fourth among world countries by producing 362,000 tons of kiwi and for harvesting the agricultural products.
Tahmasebi said, "Iran harvests kiwi in 12,4000 hectares and has exported 140,000 tons of kiwi last year, which brought Iran revenues worth more than $97 million.”
Iran has expedited efforts to reduce dependency on food imports over the past years amid rounds of American sanctions that could have had an impact on food security in the country.
The agriculture sector has experienced a significant growth as official reports suggest there is sufficient production to meet domestic demand while authorities are seeking to find new markets for farming products that are on oversupply.

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