BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 9
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
About 33,200 tons of wheat has been purchased from farmers in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province (southwestern Iran) since the beginning of the current wheat harvesting season in Iran (April 4) to September 9, Director General of Government Trading Corporation (GTC) of Iran’s branch in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Keyghobad Ghanbari said, Trend reports citing the corporation’s website.
According to the director-general, this is an increase of 125 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year.
Ghanbari added that about 60 percent of the value of purchased wheat was paid to the farmers in the province.
“Additionally, 625 tons of rapeseed has been purchased from farmers in the province during the reporting period,” he said.
The director-general noted that there was an increase of 600 percent in the purchasing of rapeseed compared to the same period last Iranian year.
The price of ordinary wheat to be purchased from farmers in the current planting year is set at 25,000 rials (about 59 cents), and of durum wheat - at 26,000 rials (about 61 cents) per kilogram in the current Iranian year (began March 20, 2020).
The price of rapeseed is set at 46,600 rials (about $1.1) per kilogram.
Several products, including wheat, tea, rice, and other products are purchased from farmers by a state company under a guarantee in Iran.