Iranian official: Imports of live animal create conditions for economic development
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Imports of live animal to Iran can be considered an important factor for economic development, as there is demand of more than 200,000 tons of meat for citizens and more than 400,000 tons of meat for industrial use, Chairman of the Iran Veterinary Organization Alireza Rafiepour said, IRNA reported.
He said that economic and food safety is a necessary issue in the conditions of economic war, Trend reports.
Climate change is undeniable, he noted. In order to overcome the problems, alternative sowing, production and trade should be sought, he said.
“Good steps were for the last year to use the capacities of Iran’s border provinces in livestock imports by rail, sea and land,” he noted. “This issue is in line with the economic interests of the population in the border areas. Presently, animal imports from neighboring countries are possible within the rules of the Iran Veterinary Organization.”
“Taking into account the potential of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province, we have been working on the protocol on importing live animal from Brazil,” he said. “According to the program, approximately 648,000 heads of animals per year can be slaughtered in the province.”