agriculture in the East

Water wars on the horizon in Iran

When facing down public dissent and unrest, Iranian authorities are known to downplay the magnitude of the various crises they confront. But officials are uncharacteristically sounding the alarm about a mounting water crisis, …

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Ancient glazed bricks returned to Iran

Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan said last Sunday that some 49 pieces of 2800-year old glazed bricks were repatriated to Iran from Switzerland, …

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FAO supplies Iran with desert locust equipment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) delivers two more consignments of desert locust control equipment and materials to Iran to further enhance national technical capacity to prevent and decrease the damages caused by …

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Iran sets up wild sheep breeding site

A 10-hectare site has been launched in Maku Free Zone located in northwestern province of West Azarbaijan for breeding Armenian mouflon (the mountain sheep), ISNA reported on Sunday. The wild sheep breeding site aims to flourish tourism …

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Russia imposes curbs on Chinese citrus fruit imports

Russia’s agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said it would impose temporary restrictions on imports of citrus fruit from China starting on January 6. The watchdog, which first warned about possible restrictions on …

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Baku, Ankara and Tbilisi sign hazelnut declaration

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey are joining forces to improve the quality and increase the production of hazelnuts, according to the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture. The three countries signed a declaration on strategic cooperation in …

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Kazakhstan to provide Georgia with wheat

Kazakhstan is interested in exporting more wheat to Georgia, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze while summarising yesterday’s meetings under his official visit to Kazakhstan. "Using Georgia's …

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Prodexpo-2019 exhibition opens in Moscow

The international exhibition of food products, beverages and raw materials for their production ProdExpo-2019 has opened at the central exhibition center 'Expocentre' in Moscow. The Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion …

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Iran among top-10 largest silk producer in world

Head of Iran’s Sericulture Center Adil Sarvi said the country is ranked 8th in the world in silk production, putting the annual production volume of silk at 120 tons. According to him, 90% of the world’s …

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Iran is world’s top exporter of rose water

Iran is the top exporter of rose water in the world, the head of Rose Water and Herbal Essences Union in Kashan, Reza Navvabi, said. According to him, Iran exports rose water to 30 countries, mainly to Saudi Arabia, the …

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Turkmenistan expecting first harvest of bananas

Turkmenistan's commercial company Ferhar is expecting its first harvest of bananas, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan said. According to the company, greenhouse with a height of 8.6 meters was built on an …

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