Baku, Azerbaijan, April 30
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
This Iranian year (starting on March 21, 2019) rapeseed production in Iran’s Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province has increased more than 2.5 times compared to the last year, says manager for sowing issues of the agriculture department in Iran’s Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province Isa Rastinnassab, Trend reports with reference to IRNA.
In his words, more than 3,000 tons of rapeseed have been produced as of today, compared to 1,200 tons produced for the same period last year. He added that this Iranian year, rapeseeds were sown on an area of 1,700 hectares com, while the area was 760 hectares last year.
Isa Rastinnassab said that the sowing, purchase of agricultural equipment, sowing control and issue of the loans related to harvesting are supported by the government with the purpose to increase the production of rapeseed oil.
“Sowing of rapeseed in order to ensure Iran’s needs in vegetable oil is one of the government’s priorities,” he said. "Compared to other crops, rapeseeds need less water."
As many as 910,000 tons of different agricultural products are annually grown in Iran’s Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, with population of about 720,000 people.