The establishment of agricultural parks in Iran plays a significant role in promoting food safety, domestic production, and exports, the managing director of Iran’s Agricultural Parks Company (APC) stated.
Ali-Ashraf Mansouri also reiterated that the ground is prepared for the investors in the agriculture sector.
The official mentioned the development of greenhouses as the best way to increase the productivity of water and soil resources and said, “Therefore, we are looking to develop greenhouses in the agricultural parks.”
In late April, Mansouri had said that his company planned to create 1,000 hectares of new greenhouses in the country’s agricultural parks during the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021).
According to the official, the development of the country’s agricultural parks not only is going to create new job opportunities but also increases the country’s non-oil exports and helps preserve the environment and the national water and soil resources.
Iran has paid 8.3 trillion rials (about $197.6 million) of facilities for the development of agricultural parks across the country during the past Iranian year.
The mentioned facilities were paid for the development or construction of various agricultural parks including greenhouses, and those for aquaculture, as well as livestock and poultry breeding.