Iran: Shrimp production on rise

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Iran will produce about 8,000 tons of cultured shrimp in the current Iranian year (started March 21), indicating a 20-percent increase against the figure for the same period last year. Stating this, Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad Gholamreza Razeqi told ISNA that shrimp production capacity should reach 50,000 tons a year by the end of…


Mawashi to import 70,000 sheep from Iran

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DOHA: Qatar Meat and Livestock Company (Mawashi) has been permitted by Iran to import sheep despite the ban imposed for other countries, reported an Arabic daily yesterday. Mawashi will import 70,000 sheep from Iran and a delegation will visit there soon to check the quality and finalise the price for sheep, said Dafaullah Abdul Ghani,…


Rice Harvest Will Reach 2.3m Tons

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Iran is expected to harvest some 2.3 million tons of rice in the current Iranian year (started March 21) marking a 12-percent increase compared to last year’s figure, announced the secretary of Rice Guild Association. Referring to the qualitative and quantitative increase in rice production, Jamil Alizadeh Shayegh said over 630,000 hectares are under rice…


Nuts, dried fruits exports near $298m

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TEHRAN — Iran exported 91,358 tons of nuts and dried fruits, worth some $297.8 million, in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (ended June 21, 2011), the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting reported. In comparison to the previous year’s corresponding figures, the amounts show 30 percent and 23.5 percent increase in…


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