Iran Agro output expected to hit 128m tons by March 2021

Financial Tribune – Iran’s agricultural output is expected to reach 128 million tons by the end of the current fiscal year (March 2021), says Shahrokh Shajari, director general of the Agriculture Ministry’s Export Expansion Bureau.

“Agricultural yields are expected to improve by 3 million tons, thanks to the good rainfall in the current year,” says Esmaeil Esfandiyarpour, another Agriculture Ministry official, Mizan Online reported.

Unlike last year, when downpours and floods caused significant damage to farmers, the increased precipitation received in arid and semi-arid provinces is expected to lead to a bumper harvest this year (started March 20), he told the Persian-language daily Iran.