Visiting the country's largest licorice farm in Euclid, he
said the activity was new, innovative and appreciated. He then added that: This
plan is unique in terms of the type of planting and the system of cultivation
that has been achieved in cooperation with the authorities, local tribal people
throughout the country.
The Minister of Jihad-Agriculture has added: It is the first
time that cultivating of licorice was made in the country, and today about 100
hectares of this 200 hectares field was cultivated. He pointed out that there
is a good compatibility of the region with this type of cultivation, as well as
emphasized on the tremendous value of licorice.
He also added that: Licorice production plays an important
role in fulfilling the needs of the domestic industry. The Minister of
Jihad-Agriculture mentioned that: Mass production of licorice and its export
are effective for economic prosperity of the country.
Hojjati said the product is widely used in the country's
pharmaceutical industry, and added: Mass production of licorice and its export
are crucial and effective for the country's economic prosperity. The Minster of
Jihad-Agriculture has continued that: Given that this plant is endemic to the
region, and needs very little water, cultivation of it, reduces over-grazing of
livestock, and has a favorable effect on the conservation of natural resources.
He moreover added: The government will also support
scientifically, technologically, also through supplying electricity and
transplanting, and providing facilities, will support those who intend to get
involved in licorice cultivation in the country.