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Iran’s Agriculture Minister Survives Impeachment Vote

Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati on Wednesday joined his two comrades to survive a vote of no-confidence in the parliament. The agriculture minister was the third cabinet member to survive a no-confidence vote in the past two days. The agriculture minister took the podium in an open session of the parliament on Wednesday morning to […]

Iran Signs Trilateral Wheat Trade Deal

Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan have concluded a tripartite agreement on trading wheat. Deputy agriculture ministers of Iran, Russia and Kazakhstan signed the trilateral memorandum of understanding at a ceremony in Moscow. The ceremony was attended by Iran’s ambassador to Russia, Mahdi Sanaei, as well as a top official from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Last […]

Call for Soft Power to head off Water Crises

From Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranians call for soft power now to head off future water crises A senior military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Feb. 27 for talks with Iraq and Afghanistan on water resources. At a two-day […]

Iran to process Russian Wheat for Iraqi Flour Market

By John Lee. Iran is said to be negotiating a deal to import around 100,000 tonnes of wheat per month from Russia, enabling private millers it to increase flour exports to Iraq. Iraq imports about 3 million tons of flour a year, almost half of its demand of 6.9 million tons a year. According to […]

Conserving Iran and Iraq’s Wetlands

There’s growing awareness in the Islamic Republic of Iran that wetlands are valuable and sustain livelihoods. Ramsar, “the gem of northern Iran”, is the town that gives its name to the Ramsar Convention. The Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use […]

Iran Lifts Ban on Rice Imports

By John Lee. Reuters hasd reported that Iran has lifted its ban on registration for imports of rice for five months. The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) is quoted as saying “the registration for imports of rice is allowed from January 21 until June 21”. (Source: Reuters) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under Creative Commons […]

Record Exports of Iranian Shrimp

By John Lee. Iran has reportedly exported a record quantity of shrimp in the first nine months of the current fiscal year (started March 20, 2017). Isa Golshahi, an official with the Iranian Fisheries Organization, said 15,177 tons were exported, bringing in revenue of $72 million. Russia as well as south eastern Asia countries and […]

Iranian delegation interested in Pakistan’s Agri Sector

By John Lee. A delegation from Iran has reportedly expressed interest in developing strong relations with Pakistan in the agricultural sector. According to a report from Express Tribune, a team of entrepreneurs from West Azerbaijan, led by Urmia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Head of Agriculture Commission Behnam Tajodinni, visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and […]

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Iran Culls Millions of Chickens to Curb Bird Flu

More than 17 million chickens have been culled in Iran over the past ten months as part of efforts to control avian flu, head of Iran Veterinary Organization said. In comments at a press conference on Sunday, Alireza Refiepour said the bird flu would have spread to many parts of the country if the culling […]

Soil Degradation Neglected Crisis in Iran

By Maysam Bizaer, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Soil and water are natural resources pivotal to the survival of any country. They constitute the key elements of agriculture, which no one doubts is important. Experts say that soil is even more important than […]

Unilever to Manufacture Food in Iran

By John Lee. Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever reportedly plans to set up a joint venture in Iran to make and market food in the country. The deal with local food group Golestan would see the venture will “develop, manufacture, market and sell new brands and line of food products in Iran market as part […]

Iran to buy 120,000 Tons of Soymeal

Iranian state-owned animal feed importer SLAL has agreed to purchase around 120,000 tons of soymeal in an international tender at the weekend, European traders said on Monday. Traders said the sale was said to have been made by a small trading house believed to be from Russia, according to Reuters. “The main grain houses did […]

Long road ahead for Iran’s Medicinal Plants Industry

By Maysam Bizaer for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The world has seen great advances in medicine in recent centuries, leading to the discovery and manufacture of numerous types of drugs to cure diseases. Yet many around the world still prefer to use plants and natural […]

Iran to transfer Vegetable Farms to Greenhouses

By John Lee. Iran reportedly plans to transfer all vegetable farms to greenhouses within the next 10 years. The Ministry of Agriculture intends to increase the country’s greenhouse area to more than 48,000 hectares by the end of 2025, up from 12,157 hectares currently. It expects to produce 21 million tons of agro products annually […]

Indian Wheat Reaches Afghanistan via Iranian Port

Afghanistan has received an inaugural consignment of wheat from India through Iran’s strategic port of Chabahar, opening a new trade and transit route for the landlocked nation that bypasses neighboring Pakistan, a report said. The shipment of almost 15,000 tons of wheat dispatched from India’s western port of Kandla on October 29 reached the Iranian […]

EU Visitor Impressed by Iran’s Progress in Food Industry

A member of a visiting delegation from the European Union said she was impressed by the level of standard of certain sectors of the food industry in Iran, hailing the country’s advances despite foreign sanctions. A 70-strong delegation from the European Union, led by the EU’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, is […]

New Career Opportunities in Iran

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new jobs in Iran: Assistant Wheat Breeder/Assistant Agronomist, CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Hub Manager, CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Wheat Breeder, CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center Regional Platforms Manager, CIMMYT – International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (Source: […]

Video: Iran’s Flower Industry set to Bloom Globally

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. For years, barriers to international trade have held Iranian businesses from blossoming. But now Iranian florists are hoping seeds of success may lie in a global industry worth $104bn a year. Al Jazeera‘s […]

Iranian Official Urges Enhanced Economic Ties with Iraq

Chairman of Iran-Iraq Chamber of Commerce Yahya Ale-Ishaq has hailed the political ties between Tehran and Baghdad, saying the two sides’ economic ties should also be strengthened. Speaking in a forum of Iranian and Iraqi traders, Al-e Eshaq said the economic relations between Tehran and Baghdad have not developed on par with the political and […]

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