Iran’s wheat production rises 28% in 2022: FAO
Wheat production in Iran has increased by 28 percent in 2022, putting the Islamic Republic in 13th place among the world’s top producers of the strategic grain, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s latest Food Outlook report.
Iran may need to import wheat as drought cuts harvest
Secretary of the Iranian Parliament’s Agriculture Committee has said the country is going to need to import wheat in the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 21), since severe drought has significantly reduced the production of the strategic crop.
Iran sets price for wheat purchase at $0.28 per kilogram
The Iranian government has announced its guaranteed purchase price for locally produced wheat for the upcoming harvest season ending in August as it seeks to encourage nearly one million wheat farmers to expand their cultivation area for the key crop.
Iran wheat production can reach 14m tons this year
Iran is expected to produce 14 million tons of wheat in the current Iranian calendar year (which started on March 20).