Iran: Area under greenhouse cultivation tripled in Hormozgan in 6 years

The area under greenhouse cultivation has tripled in Hormozgan province, in the south of Iran, over the past six years and reached 760 hectares from 250 hectares. One of the development capacities of Hormozgan, which can generate a lot of income for the country depending on the activation of economic diplomacy and accurate market regulation, is the greenhouse development, and in this due adding 5,000 hectares of greenhouses is part of the province's vision.

Due to the climatic conditions of Hormozgan province, one of the necessities in the field of agriculture is to move toward new cultivation methods. In this regard, the development of greenhouse cultivation is very important because this type of cultivation is more productive than outdoor cultivation.

The water crisis has caused serious challenges in Iran’s agriculture sector in recent years. To solve this problem, several solutions, including the implementation of pressurized irrigation projects and greenhouse cultivation, have been emphasized by experts and officials in this sector.

Last August, Darioush Salempour, the director of the Agriculture Ministry’s Greenhouse Development Program, had mentioned the ministry’s plans for the modernization and renovation of the country’s traditional and old greenhouses, saying: “Our plan in the 10-year horizon is to improve and renovate more than 5,000 traditional, wooden and worn-out greenhouses across the country. We have planned to renovate about 650 to 700 hectares of traditional and worn-out greenhouses each year,” he added.

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