Iran is on the verge of self-sufficiency in sugar production
2019/01/29

 

 Production of agricultural dried products is being developed in cooperation with international research institutes: Iran is on the verge of self-sufficiency in sugar production
 
Deputy of agriculture affairs of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture has said: production of agricultural dried products in cooperation with international research institutes and through employing the principle of soil fertility, is going to be more economical and sustainable.

  According to the information center of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture, Abbas Keshavarz, pointed out that: with the country's self-sufficiency in wheat production, we now, for several years, don’t need to import this product. He also mentioned that by utilizing new seeds and modern technologies, sugar production was increased from 1.1 million tons in 2014 to about 2.03 million tons in 2018, which by considering the annual need of 2.2. million tons, our country will soon become self-sufficient in sugar production. Regarding the increase in production of rapeseed oily seed in Iran, he mentioned that: The rapeseed production record in Iran is 5 tons per hectare, which is higher than the European record.

Deputy minister of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture pointed out that: production of wheat seed was increased from 280 thousand tons in 2014 to 530 thousand tons in 2018.

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