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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 […]