agriculture in the East

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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Azerbaijani tomatoes hold top spot in Russia's ranking

Despite the fact that Russia allow imports of tomatoes from all Turkish producers from May 1, removing restrictions, Turkish vegetables have not been able to win back their leading positions: in the first five months of this year Turkey supplied …

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Kazakhstan bans import of Russian poultry

Kazakhstan has banned the imports of poultry products from three regions of Russia over avian influenza, according to the website of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. This decision was made in connection with the outbreak of highly …

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Iraq suspends farming of crops due to drought

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the country's Agriculture Ministry said. "The agricultural plan for the summer" was …

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Day of Azerbaijani Culture held in SCO headquarters

The Day of Azerbaijani Culture was held at the headquarters of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing yesterday. A group of artists from Azerbaijan staged various performances to mark the "Day of Culture" in …

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