The Head of Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) Eskandar Zand has said the country is in negotiations with France, Germany and the Netherlands to boost cooperation in agricultural research projects.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Zand highlighted the importance of global exchange of information in the area of agricultural research, saying that Iran should boost cooperation with foreign nations in this sphere.
“Our cooperation with France has begun in the field of research in plant breeding,” he said, adding that Iran is also in talks with Germany and the Netherlands for collaborations in this field.
Zand, who is also deputy minister of agriculture, went on to say that Iran and France are cooperating in breeding frost-resistant wheat varieties.
The Islamic Republic has signed a number of agreements with some European countries to promote cooperation in various areas of agriculture.
(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)