Despite being the 17th most populous country in the world, Iran is ranked 43rd in the world in terms of food imports, the latest data released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) shows.
The World Food Programme has said it has been “forced” to cut aid to Yemen due to a lack of funds and warned there will be a surge in hunger in the war-torn country in the coming months.
President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called new US sanctions on Iran’s banks an attempt to prevent purchases of medicine and food.
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FAO organized a three-day workshop to equip Iranian experts with operational knowledge and skills required to establish a country-level Agricultural Stress Index System (ASIS).
Iran exported over 2.7 million tons of agricultural products worth $1.69 billion during the first four months of the current Iranian year.
Iran’s Ambassador to Venezuela Hojjatollah Soltani confirmed that another Iranian ship is bound for Venezuela, carrying food to the Latin American nation.
Iran exported 13,600 tons of common fig valued at close to $47 million in the previous Iranian calendar year.
A hunger crisis is rapidly developing among British people in lockdown, as millions report having to go without meals, food charities and local government warned.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said a Swiss humanitarian channel recently launched for exporting food and medicine to Iran proves that the products have been sanctioned by the US.