TEHRAN (Iran News) –Minister of Agriculture says the country has witnessed 128% growth in export of agro products in 10 months comparing to the same period last year and the country is seeking new target markets in China and other countries.
Mr. Seyed Javad Sadatinejad who was attending an agro festival in Jiroft, south of Kerman Province on Thursday said that South Kerman and Jiroft have high capacities in agro sector and it is considered the colorful table of Iranians.
He said that most part of the country’s products in the field of food security are produced in this food security hub of the country, adding that human and natural capacity of this region has created a special climate in the growth of agro sector. He expressed hope they can take effective steps for the growth and pride of this region.
He went on to say that this year the country has seen 7% growth in production of the citrus and to adjust and regulate the market, it shifted towards target markets for exports.
Sadatinejad added that the country witnessed 128% growth in agro products export in 10 months and it is now seeking new target markets for exports in China and other countries and they have signed agreements for export of the citrus products to China.
He also emphasized necessity for increasing investment in agro sector, adding that he invites all investors to invest in the value chain in the agro sector, and agriculture ministry in collaboration with Bank Keshavarzi will support investors.
He also pointed to the pattern for cultivation in South Kerman and urged farmers to follow the pattern in cultivation in order to create turbulence in the market and surplus of production which will risk the livelihood of the farmers.