TEHRAN (Iran News) – With two-years cooperation of more than fifty agricultural cooperatives, the Seed Agricultural Cooperative of the Capital was developed by the initiative of the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC), Hossein Shirzad said, who is the CEO of CORC.
Aiming to boost the quality and quantity of the improved seeds, obtaining the agency of the international seed institutes and eliminating the excess cost of farmers( due to the purchasing seed disinfectors, packaging, and farm monitoring ), development of climate-based R&Ds and facilitation of oversea transaction of seeds, this cooperative developed by the CORC.
“The founding Board and the Statute were developed by the office of the technical and agricultural services of CORC. Meanwhile, they are going to make a call for holding the first general assembly.” Shirzad added.
Currently, there are more than 84 agro-cooperatives which engaged in the improved seed production, among them 50 cooperatives have enrolled in the Seed Agricultural Cooperative of the Capital.
- source : Iran News