agriculture in the East

Iraq bans tomato imports from Turkey

Iraq bans tomato imports from Turkey

Iraq decided to ban tomato imports from Turkey to protect its own producers, according to an official statement from the Turkish Economy Ministry.  Iraqi authorities decided to quit importing tomato from Turkey in a bid to protect …

Rosselkhoznadzor finishes inspection of Turkish agrarians

Rosselkhoznadzor finishes inspection of Turkish agrarians

Rosselkhoznadzor delegation carried out an inspection of agricultural enterprises in the Turkish province of Mersin, thus completing the inspection of Turkish agricultural production, Turkish newspaper Akdeniz reports. It is expected …

Russia lifts ban on exports of some Turkish products

Russia lifts ban on exports of some Turkish products

Russia has lifted the ban on exports of onions, cauliflower, broccoli and carnations from Turkey, according to the Government’s decision posted on its official website. "Certain types of goods are excluded from the list, in …

Child labor practice phased out in Uzbekistan

Child labor practice phased out in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan has phased out organized child labor, The International Labor Organization said in a status report prepared for the World Bank. It also said that Uzbekistan is making progress in reforms to address risks of forced labor in …

Swedish prime minister to visit Iran

Swedish prime minister to visit Iran

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will visit Iran in February, heading a high-ranking economic delegation, according to Swedish Ambassador to Iran Helena Sångeland. She said the trip is …

 Iran to invest 1.1 billion euro in Tabas mine development

Iran to invest 1.1 billion euro in Tabas mine development

Iranian state-run companies, in cooperation with the private sector, will invest over 1.1 billion euro in Tabas Coal Mine of South Khorasan Province by 2020, the executive director of the mine's development plan Omid Fallah …

Rouhani marks Iranian wheat production self-sufficiency

Rouhani marks Iranian wheat production self-sufficiency

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani participated in a ceremony to celebrate the success of domestic producers to hit a record wheat production …

Rosselkhoznadzor has not yet approved citrus imports from Turkey

Rosselkhoznadzor has not yet approved citrus imports from Turkey

Russia's agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor has not yet approved citrus imports from Turkey despite claims indicating otherwise, the assistant to the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, Alexei Alexeyenko, said. …

Iran plans to boost cultivation of medicinal plants

Iran plans to boost cultivation of medicinal plants

Iran will increase the area under cultivation of medicinal plants for commercial purposes by 9000 hectares, the official at the Iranian Ministry of Agriculture, Peyman Yousefi-Azar, said. “Around 147,000 tons of …

Rosselkhoznadzor: no major problems for resumption of food supplies from Turkey

Rosselkhoznadzor: no major problems for resumption of food supplies from Turkey

No serious problems are in place for resumption of foods supplies to Russia from Turkey, the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert said. "I do not see any major and significant problems in this regard. We …

Iran to resume cloud seeding

Iran to resume cloud seeding

Iran plans to launch a new round of cloud seeding from November as experts forecast a decrease in precipitation in the autumn, the head of Iran's Cloud Seeding Research Center, Mohammad Mehdi Javadian, said. He …

Iran#039s non-oil export being oriented on Russia

Iran's non-oil export being oriented on Russia

The Director General of the Cargo Exports Department at the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, Mahmoud Bazari, said that Russia is a top-priority destination for Iran’s non-oil exports, especially in areas of …

Experts expect Putin#039s meeting with Erdogan to be landmark in nature

Experts expect Putin's meeting with Erdogan to be landmark in nature

Today the first meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after a long break will be held in St. Petersburg. The experts Alexander Gusev and Aydin …

 Azerbaijan to discuss accession to WTO in Geneva

Azerbaijan to discuss accession to WTO in Geneva

The next round of talks on Azerbaijan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) will be held in Geneva on July 21-22, the Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Mahmud Mammadguliyev, said. The deputy …

Rosselkhoznadzor won#039t ban all Turkish fruits and vegetables

Rosselkhoznadzor won't ban all Turkish fruits and vegetables

Rosselkhoznadzor will not introduce a total ban on Turkish fruits and vegetables remaining on the Russian market yet, the head of the department Sergey Dankvert informed. "No, we won't ban all of them. Turkey …

 Russia ready to completely ban imports of plant products from Turkey

Russia ready to completely ban imports of plant products from Turkey

Russia may completely ban imports of plant production of Turkish origin, the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert said. Dankvert also noted that inspectors are not able to inspect every batch of agricultural …

Syrian citrus fruits, tomatoes and cabbage to be supplied to Russia

Syrian citrus fruits, tomatoes and cabbage to be supplied to Russia

Syria has started exporting its fruit and vegetables to Russia. A batch of Syrian products, including about 3000 tons of oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tomatoes and cabbage, was delivered to the Russian port of Novorossiysk. The head of …

Iran refuses to import wheat

Iran refuses to import wheat

Iran has refused to import wheat in 2016. The Director of the Department of Commerce of the Ministry of Agriculture, Seyed Jemaah Madras, explained that there was a special order, according to which the Ministry of Trade was prohibited …

Iran without sanctions: Russia intensifies cooperation

Iran without sanctions: Russia intensifies cooperation

Russia welcomes the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran and hopes to intensify bilateral cooperation in various spheres of economy, international legal experts told Vestnik Kavkaza, commenting on Iran's implementation of the Joint …

 Tkachev to visit Iran

Tkachev to visit Iran

Iran’s Agriculture Ministry has confirmed Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev’s visit to Tehran on January 19. "Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev will arrive in Tehran on …

Iranian milk goes to Russia

Iranian milk goes to Russia

Iranian milk under the brand name ‘Pegah’ will appear on the Russian market in January, the list of dairy products, which will soon be delivered from the Islamic Republic in the Russian Federation, also includes milk powder and some …

Head of Rosselkhoznadzor flies to Tehran for milk and meat

Head of Rosselkhoznadzor flies to Tehran for milk and meat

The Head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert will travel to Tehran this Tuesday to hold talks with the head of the Veterinary Organization of Iran, Mehdi Khalaj, on the mutual supply of meat and milk. As specified on the site of the …

Rosselkhoznadzor to allow import of Iranian cheese in 2016

Rosselkhoznadzor to allow import of Iranian cheese in 2016

Negotiations on Iranian cheese supplies to Russia can be completed before the end of the year, the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergei Dankvert said. "We expect that before the New Year the Iranian companies will be …

Iranian MP resigns in protest against Larijani’s decision

Iranian MP resigns in protest against Larijani’s decision

Iranian MP Mehdi Kuchekzadeh resigned in protest against the actions of the Parliament’s Speaker Ali Larijani. He spoke during a meeting in the parliament on the destruction of 1700 tons of …

Turkmenistan to host cotton fair on November 28-29

Turkmenistan to host cotton fair on November 28-29

The Turkmenpagta State Concern, the State Commodity Exchange and the Chamber of Commerce of Turkmenistan said that the annual exhibition-fair of cotton products of Turkmenistan will be held on November 28-29. The International …

Turkmenistan harvests cotton

Turkmenistan harvests cotton

Turkmenistan harvested 1.05 million tons of raw cotton, the Turkmen Ministry of Agriculture said. Some 545,000 hectares of irrigated land have been allotted for cotton in Turkmenistan, where 95% is allotted to 12 upland varieties, …