Saturday, June 18, 2011

Iran Agriculture Grows by 33%

Iran's minister of agriculture, Sadeq Khalilian, told reporters in Tehran that the volume of the country’s agricultural products increased by more than 33 percent in the last Iranian calendar year (ending 20 March 2011). As a result, Khalilian added, the country’s import of agricultural products declined by 30 percent in the same period. It is estimated that the country’s production has reached a record 107 million tons per year, and the government has set the goal of reaching 200 million tons per year within the next four years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Ahmadinejad's irrigation infrastructure development was the cause of this.