Province meets 80% of Iran’s food demand

Financial Tribune – East Azarbaijan Province exported agricultural products worth $220 million during the seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22) to register a 48% growth compared with last year’s corresponding period.

According to Akbar Fathi, the head of East Azarbaijan Agricultural Jihad Organization, the province has a 4.5% share in Iran’s total agricultural exports, IRNA reported.

Agro exports from the province hit $33 million during the seventh Iranian month (Sept. 23-Oct. 22), indicating a 65% rise compared to the month before.

“Agricultural products make up 13% of the province’s total non-oil exports,” he said.

Raisins, dairy products, day-old chicken, tomato paste, apple juice, onions, lettuce and cabbage are the main agricultural products exported from East Azarbaijan.