Flood has no effect on Iran's wheat production
Tehran, Iran, April 26
Deputy Director of the Iranian wheat breeding company said that there is no concern about the decline in wheat production referring to the recent floods.
"The wheat fields under cultivation can compensate for damage to some farms in flood-affected provinces,” Aligholi Imani said, Trend reports citing IRNA.
“Wheat harvesting started in southern Kerman, Sistan and Baluchestan, Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces and reports show that rainforests in these areas have excellent conditions for producing wheat,” he added.
"This year, wheat cultivars have increased by two percent compared to the previous year,” he said. “Even if the wheat production in some provinces drops by two percent, it will not have any effect on reducing production. This year, six million hectares of wheat have been cultivated in the country.”
According to the Supreme Economic Council, this year, the guaranteed price of each kilogram of wheat will be $0.4. Last year, the guaranteed purchase price of wheat was $0.3 per kilo.