Iranian roses to hit Russian shops
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 12
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Russian merchants eye importing roses from Iranian south-western province of Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad, a provincial official said.
Sharhram Askari, an official with the provincial agriculture organization, said a group of Russian traders will pay a visit to the province over the week to discuss purchasing Iranian roses, IRNA news agency reported Oct. 12.
The province’s annual rose planting capacity stands at 13.5 branches, bringing the local farmers about $9.5 million (300 billion rials at official exchange rate).
Iran has a modest flower farming sector in which 2.55 billion stalks of cut flowers are produced a year in conservatories or open grounds.
Agriculture in Iran accounts for about one-fourth of the gross national product and employs about two-fifths of the labor force.