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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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Iran may Import Belarusian Beef

By John Lee. Iran may import beef from Belarus. According to a report from BelTA, Belarus’ Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said he has discussed supplying beef to Iran with representatives of the Iranian veterinary service and deputy ministers. “They are interested in it,” Igor Brylo said. (Source: BelTA) (Picture credit: Tasnim, under […]

Video: Iran “Reduces Water Supply” over Iraqi Kurd Vote

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. While Iraq has taken measures against its semi-autonomous Kurdish region for last month’s secession vote, Kurdish farmers say they’re also being punished by neighbouring Iran. They say Tehran has stemmed the flow of […]

Iran, France Sign 4 Agricultural Cooperation Documents

Iran and France on Friday signed four cooperation documents for improving the cooperation between the two countries’ agricultural sectors. The cooperation documents were singed between the Iranian and French companies in fields of agriculture and animal husbandry in a ceremony held in the presence of Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and his French counterpart Stéphane […]

Ukraine eyes Boosting Agricultural Trade with Iran

A Ukrainian official said the country’s Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry expects Kiev’s agricultural trade with Tehran to increase to $1 billion by the end of 2017. Vasyl Antonenko, the chief specialist of the bilateral trade and economic cooperation department of the International Cooperation Department of Ukraine’s Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry, said this during […]

Rouhani leads Iran’s Return to Wheat Exports

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. Iran is among the top wheat consumers in the world. Consumption per capita in the country is estimated at 167.6 kilograms (369 pounds) per year, almost three times the global average of some 67 kilograms […]

MPs to Examine Water Supply Problems

MPs to Examine Water Supply Problems Created by Neighbors Iranian lawmakers plan to establish “the water security committee” to examine the issue of building dams on rivers flowing into Iran by some neighboring countries, a member of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission announced. Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Abolfazl Hassanbeigi said […]

Iran, France to cooperate on Shrimp Production

By John Lee. Iran and France have reportedly signed a deal to cooperate on the production and export of 1,000 tons per year of shrimp from Iran. According to a report from Xinhua, the contract between Iran’s Hormoz Dam Company and the French Crusta’C and Du Ble Au Soleil SASU companies is worth $20 million. […]

Record High Temperatures in Iran

Temperatures in the southwestern city of Ahvaz hit 53.7°C (128.7 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, with another source citing 129.2 degrees F. If confirmed, this would arguably tie for the hottest temperature ever measured on Earth in modern times, according to a report from The Independent. The Iranian cabinet decided on Wednesday to authorise banks, state […]

Strengthening Efforts to Combat Desertification

Iran and UNDP Strengthen Efforts to Combat Desertification Today, around the world, over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification. About 1 billion people – in over 110 countries – are currently at risk of its consequences. Here in Iran, the level of desertification is “high”.  Over 20 per cent of the country’s land […]

Qatar Says in Talks with Iran on Food Supplies

A Qatari official said Doha is in negotiations with Tehran and Ankara to secure its food and water supplies after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirate (UAE) cut trade and diplomatic ties with the Persian Gulf Arab state. “We are in talks with Turkey and Iran and other countries,” said the official, speaking on […]

Iran seeks 30k tonnes Soybean Oil

Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad of I.R. of Iran, is considering the purchase of 30,000 + 10 MTS of crude degummed soybean oil through a one step international tender. All of the qualified and interested companies are invited to receive tender documents from Saturday, June 10, 2017 […]

GTC Tender for Sugar

Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Agricultural Jihad of I.R. of Iran, is considering the purchase of 60,000 + 10 MTS of raw cane sugar through a one step international tender. All of the qualified and interested companies are invited to receive tender documents from Saturday, June 10, 2017 until […]

Iran to Receive 1st NZ Meat Shipment Soon

The first shipment of New Zealand sheepmeat will be delivered to Iran later this month, the country’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said. “This is great news for Taylor Preston and the wider meat industry,” Guy said as quoted by Scoop News on Saturday. “It is only the start of what we are hoping will […]

New Zealand Delays Plan to Export Lambs to Iran

By John Lee. New Zealand has reportedly postponed plans to export lamb to Iran. A spokesman for Silver Fern Farms, one of two exporters working with import companies in Iran, emphasized that the plan would be put into practice next season, which begins in December. NZ Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said he had just […]

New Zealand to Export “Safe” Sheepmeat to Iran

New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy said New Zealand meat exporters will deliver “safe” sheepmeat to Iran in the near future. New Zealand meat exporters could be landing sheepmeat into Iran later this year as efforts are made to revive a trade which was at its height during the boom years of the 1980s, […]

Iran’s Priciest Export at risk

By Zahra Alipour for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.  With Iran to its south and Russia to its north and west, the Caspian Sea is not only rich in oil and natural gas reserves, but it is also the […]

Iran Exporting Eggs to 10 Countries

An Iranian deputy agriculture minister highlighted the steps the country has taken to secure a place in the highly competitive market for poultry products, saying Iran is now exporting chicken eggs to 10 countries, mostly in the region. Speaking on a radio program on Sunday, Hassan Rokni said Iran ranks among the world’s top 12 […]

Thailand seals Iran Rice Deal

By John Lee. Bangkok Post reports that Thailand has secured a deal to sell rice to Iran for the first time in 10 years, with 50,000-100,000 tonnes of white rice due over the next 1-2 months. Sombat Chalermwutinan, president of Asia Golden Rice Co, said the company is in the process of asking for cooperation […]

New Zealand to Export Meat to Iran

By John Lee. New Zealand is to resume exports of sheep and beef to Iran, following an meeting on Sunday of their respective Ministers for Agriculture. Nathan Guy, New Zealand’s Primary Industries Minister, and Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati, also discussed possible kiwifruit and shrimp exports to Iran, and cooperation in areas such as fish farming. […]