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Floods: Evacuation of 70 Villages

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iranian government has ordered the evacuation of 70 villages threatened by flooding. A state of emergency has been declared in many southern provinces. Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed reports:

Iran Drought: Lawmakers Fight over Water Share

By Ehsan Bodaghi for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran Drought turns Political as Lawmakers Fight over Water Share Eighteen lawmakers representing constituencies from the central Iranian province of Esfahan, where water scarcity has reached an alarming state, have […]

Wildfires Ravage Marshlands on Iran-Iraq Border

By Shaghayegh Rostampour for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A mother covers her daughter’s mouth and nose with her headscarf as they rush through the heavy smog that blankets a crowded street. She stops to cough, but then […]

Iran to Launch Major Urea, Ammonia Project

Iran is to launch Phase III of Pardis Petrochemical Plant which accounts for 65 percent of the country’s ammonia and urea exports. According to the plant’s managing director Hossein Shahryari who was addressing a press conference on Monday, Pardis Petrochemical Complex is the largest supplier of ammonia and urea in Iran and the Middle East […]

Iran, Armenia to Produce Agricultural Machinery

Iran and Armenia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on joint production of agricultural machinery, Iran’s commercial attaché to Armenia Mohsen Rahimi said. Based on the terms of the agreement, an Iranian company will export Knock-down kit (CKD) parts to Armenia and do the assembling in the country, website reported. The agreement was […]

Iran Willing to Buy $1.5bn Ukrainian Ag Products

Iran has expressed willingness to purchase $1.5 billion worth of agricultural products from Ukraine, a report said. Ukraine and Iran are interested in deepening bilateral cooperation in the agricultural sector, particularly in increasing supplies of grains, vegetable oil, corn, barley and soybeans for domestic needs of Iran, Ukraine’s Deputy Agrarian Policy and Food Minister Viktor […]

Qatar Blockade – Surge in Food Imports from Iran

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran was one of the countries which quickly stepped in to ensure Qatari supermarket shelves remained well stocked. Iranian exporters say helping Qatar is not just about making money. But deepening ties could […]

Iranian firm to set up Farm Machinery Factory in Philippines

By John Lee. An Iranian firm is reportedly seeking to establish a 50-meter assembly line in the Philippines to produce farm machinery such as tractors. The Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) said in a statement that the Special Trade Adviser to the Embassy of the Philippines in Tehran, Nader Saeedi, discussed with Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel […]

Iran, Ireland eye Increased Cooperation

By John Lee. The Iranian Ambassador to Dublin, Javad Kachouiyan, and the Chairman of Ireland’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Brendan Smith (pictured), have met to exchange views on promoting cooperation in all fields, including information technology (IT), renewable energies, medicines, medical equipment, food and agricultural technology, leasing, aviation equipment and services and the […]

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 […]