Iran turns to Turkey for assistance in greenhouse development

Iran and Turkey signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of horticulture, beekeeping and veterinary affairs.

The MoUs were signed in a meeting held in the Iranian capital between Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and his Turkish counterpart Bekir Pakdemirli on Wednesday.

Pakdemirli said that Iran is expanding its activity in the field of greenhouses and Turkey, having years of experience in the field, can assist Iran in furthering its projects, ILNA reported.

“We hope you don’t go anywhere else for help in this field,” Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.

The area under greenhouse cultivation in Iran is more than 12,000 hectares. Over 70% of the area are dedicated to growing vegetables. 

Plans are to increase the area to more than 48,000 hectares by 2025 to produce 21 million tons of agricultural products in greenhouses per year.

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