Post-revolution track record of Iranian agriculture sector

Financial Tribune – Iran’s agricultural production has grown from 20 million tons to more than 119 million tons over the period under review, registering a sixfold upsurge

The agriculture sector’s share in generating Iran’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased from 3.1% in the fiscal 1977-78, the year before the Islamic Revolution, to 6.2% in 2017-18 when the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the revolution.

The Majlis Research Center recently released a report which, by drawing on figures from local and international organizations and scrutinizing government policy outcomes, aims to review the achievements and experiences, outline the threats facing the sector, pinpoint the faulty measures implemented after the 1979 revolution and list the potential advantages readily available in the field.

The Islamic Republic entered its fifth decade in 2019 and the state called for renewed action to expedite growth in various fields, including different economic sectors.