Around 25 ha of quinoa planted in Iran’s Qom Province
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
Around 25 hectares of quinoa have been planted in Qom Province of central Iran for the implementation of the sample planting project and the improvement of water consumption, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadpour, head of sample planting project at Qom Agriculture Jihad Organization, told IRNA, Trend reports.
Quinoa is a low-calorie nutritious plant cultivated in Latin America, and is very valuable in terms of trade and economy.
Ahmadpour mentioned that this plant is an affordable alternative to rice and wheat, and is compatible with saline and dry land.
“Around 160 hectares of land plots are to be allocated for the current year. We are currently in the process of purchasing seeds,” he said.
Noting that 1.5 billion rials (around $36,000) have been allocated for the sample planting project, Ahmadpour added that necessary equipment and machinery is also being provided.