Iran uses over 20 kinds of seeds in dry farming
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 26
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Cultivation of 22 kinds of seeds used in dry farming has been assigned to the private sector in Iran, Sabir Golkari, head of an agricultural research institution within Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), said in an interview with IRNA, Trend reports.
He noted that 28 companies provide the farmers’ needs in this area.
He said that the transfer of technical knowledge to the private sector will make it possible to grow 60,000 tons of wheat and chickpea for sowing in the new sowing year.
He added that an agreement was signed with 28 companies in Iranian provinces of Ardabil, Kermanshah, Ilam, Lorestan, Zanjan, Qazvin, North Khorasan, East Azerbaijan and West Azerbaijan.
The goal of transferring technical knowledge of cultivation of seed crops to the private sector is to provide the seeds needed by the country, to form the seed industry and to strengthen companies, he said.
In accordance with the agreements signed, the companies produce new seeds and hand them over to farmers, depending on the needs of the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, he noted.
“Wheat, chickpea and barley are sown on about 8 million hectares of land in Iran annually,” he said.