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New projects for floriculture in Iran

According to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Tehran, the acreage under plastic tunnels for flower and plant production has increased by 100’s of % since 1996.

This is unparalleled in other sub-sectors of Iranian agriculture and is an indication of the viability of domestic and international markets for floricultural produce.

This is while the total surface area of open field plantation has remained almost stagnant over the years despite the unique climatic diversity of the country.
Higher yield and better quality of the end product have encouraged investors to focus more on protected floriculture rather than open field production. As of 2002, foreign greenhouse contractors are allowed to co-operate directly with the Iranian private sector over glasshouse projects supported by funds made available by the Bank of Agriculture.

by S. C.
18 december 2009, World News > Asia

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