22% growth in agricultural exports

According to Eqtesadnews, quoting Tasnim, Minister of Agriculture Kazem Khavazi attended a public session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly today (Tuesday, January 29) to ask Seyed Salman Zaker, a representative of Urmia, about the reason for not paying attention to the guaranteed prices of strategic agricultural products such as apples Farmers replied.

In his speech, Khavazi said: “Today, all activists in the agricultural sector are working in line with the Supreme Leader’s menus to bring food security to the country.” Despite all the problems that the corona has created for the country and the problems that the sanctions have created in providing timely currency to the agricultural sector, we are witnessing an increase in the value added rate of the agricultural sector in the first 6 months of this year and a positive growth of 4.4.

He continued: “Last year, we exported about 300,000 tons of apples, but today we have increased this figure to about 403,000 tons.” Whereas in the past we only exported about 5,000 tons. In the second 9 months of this year, the country’s agricultural exports have increased by 22% compared to last year.