Collaboration with international research institutes to increase production performance and to decrease water consumption

Ninety percent of wheat dry farming, and 75% of water cultured wheat in the country will be machanized. According to the information center of the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, moderator of the wheat plan of the ministry has mentioned that: several measures have been taken for quantitative and quantitative production and increasing wheat productivity, among which one is the mechanized wheat production.

Mr. Esfandyari-Pour pointed out the common project between Iran and International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, and added that: this project is in progress in three provinces, which have water cultured wheat production, i.e. Khozestan, Golestan, and Fars, and in drylands of 4 provinces of Hamedan, Gazvin, Zanjan, and Arebil. 

Mr. Esfandyari-Pour, in regard to the common project between Iran and the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in wheat field, has mentioned that: with the implementation of this project in the provinces of Lorestan, Kermanshah, Kurdistan and West Azarbaijan, good results were obtained. He also mentioned that protective agriculture and development of new cultivars were practiced in five other provinces, i.e. Ilam, Markazi, Northern Khorasan, Khorasan Razavi, and Western Azarbayejan. He also added that other actions taken in this field include controlling of the damaging factors, and implementation of training classes for farmers and professional in various provinces. He described the development of micro-irrigation system among the actions taken in the wheat field of the country, and mentioned that: 45000 hectares of water cultured wheat lands were equipped with micro-irrigation system, which can increase productivity of wheat production and reducing water consumption.

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