BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 28
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
There is great potential on the construction of 3,750 hectares of greenhouses in the Isfahan Province (central Iran), the Director of the Isfahan Province Agriculture Department Mehrdad Moradmand told IRNA, Trend reports.
According to Moradmand, so far, the greenhouses have been built on the 2,150 hectares of land in the province.
Moradmand added that it is planned to grow 570,000 tons of greenhouse products a year in Iran's Isfahan Province. Most of these products will be exported to other countries
The director emphasized that an average of 200 hectares of land have been added to the province's greenhouses in recent years. The water scarcity in the province is a main reason for the development of greenhouses.
“The greenhouses of Isfahan Province produce 300,000 tons of greens and vegetables annually, including cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, strawberries and etc. At the same time, 50,000 tons of greenhouse products are exported from the province per year,” he said.
As reported, Iran's Isfahan Province has 563,000 hectares of agricultural land, of which about 486,000 hectares are used. The province accounts for 3.5 percent of Iran's total agricultural land.