Iran self-sufficient in production of 5 essential agro products

IRNA – Iran has attained self-sufficiency in production of five essential agro products.

Head of the Agricultural Research Organization Eskandar Zand said on Monday, ‘We have attained full self-sufficiency in production of majority of essential seeds like wheat, barley, cotton, corn and rice and researchers are hard in efforts to make the country needless of import of other seeds.’

Zand told the 1st National Festival of Iranian Farmers and the 31st Session to Introduce Exemplary Farmers that self-sufficiency in wheat production was 15 percent dependent on the type of the seeds used.

He said per Economy of Resistance Project of Ministry of Agricultural Jihad, Iran has been able to raise farming products to 117 million tons from 93 million tons in the past three years.