TEHRAN, Iran, Aug. 31
Iran's agriculture sector has the capacity and potential to bring in revenues, and its income could help decrease the reliance on oil revenues, said Iran's Agriculture Minister Kazem Khavazi said, Trend reports via IRNA.
The official said that while the development of the agriculture sector has been pushed back in recent years, the potential is there.
"Iran has good potential to develop fish farming, while lands in Sistan and Baluchestan Province could produce tropical fruits," he said.
"The government has increased the mechanization in agriculture sector and in the past seven years more than 11,000 tractors have been produced domestically," he said.
He called on for more efforts to provide technology for the agriculture sector, which could help create jobs and increase exports.
"There are good opportunities, as far as employment goes, in water, forest and cultivation fields," sakd Khavazi.
He also went on to add that certain reserves of the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea have been ignored, and they could be used as well.