Iran drafts a 12-year agricultural mechanization plan
Tehran, Iran, July 31
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iran has drafted a 12-year plan on agricultural mechanization, according to Head of Agricultural Mechanization Development Center Kambiz Abbasi.
The issue of water management is the most pivotal point, around which the plan has been prepared, he said, IRIB news agency reported July 31.
The plan asserts that each cubic meter of water should yield 1.7 kilograms of agricultural product as the target point, he noted.
According to the official, over the past four years Iran made 52 trillion rials worth of investment in agricultural mechanization.
He also said 1.6 million hectares of farmland have been put under protective farming, as the result of which 70 liters of gas oil per hectare is being saved on.