The National Water Deed will be released soon / Use
of agricultural fertilizer is less than the global mean in Iran
Saturday, December 30, 2017
“One of the
main and threatening problems of the country's soil resources is the poverty of
the nutritive elements”. Expressed by
the head of the National Soil and Water Research Institute. He also stated on drafting
the National Water Deed which is due to end for publication.
the Information Center of the Ministry of Agriculture-Jahad and quoted by IRNA,
Mr. Kambiz Bazargan hoped for the National Water Deed to be finalized and
disclosed: "We have been cooperating with the Institute for Economic
Research and Planning of the Ministry of Agriculture -Jahad for three years,
and The Document now passes through the final stages and will soon be
elaborated on the purpose of this Deed to estimate and provide the water
quantity needed by each plant in each plain of the country.
"In our estimations, it is clear that we use less amount of fertilizer in Iran than the world average in agricultural land.” Bazargan said.
He also denied journalistic propaganda on excessive application of so called hazardous fertilizers in the country and added that according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the world mean amount of fertilizer(nutritive elements) used in many farming practices is 101 kg/ha, while it is only 89 kg/ ha for Iran.
The head of the National Soil and Water Research Institute confirmed less fertilizer application in Iran, even in terms of chemical fertilizers compared to the global records, despite certain cases and points where misuse may unfortunately occur."