Self sufficiency in rice production in Iran in 2019
According to the information center of the Minsitry of
Jihad-Agricultre, qoted by IRIB, Mr. Abdolmahdi Bakhshandeh told that: According
to official statistics data, the per capita consumption of rice is 35kg in
Iran, and according to the population of Iran, i.e. 83 million, we need 2
million and 9,000 tons of rice in order to be independent of import rice.
He also mentioned
that: With the efforts of farmers and good water resources this year, as well
as good planning and logistics in terms of producers' needs, rice production in
the current crop year has been very good, resulting in about $ 1 billion in
foreign currency exchange has been generated.
He also added: The average area of rice cultivation in the
last three years in the country was about 600,000 hectares, which was increased
in the current year to 830,000 hectares, which shows that there is an increase
of 230,000 hectares under cultivation and therefore one million tons more rice
was produced and we do not need to import from other countries.