As announced by a provincial official, greenhouses are being established on 700 hectares of land in South Khorasan province in the east of Iran.
Mohammad Jafari, the head of the province’s Agriculture Department, said that currently, there are 200 hectares of greenhouse complexes in eight cities of the province, and 700 hectares of new greenhouse complexes are also under construction.
In recent years, the water crisis has caused serious challenges in Iran’s agriculture sector. 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.
Iranian Agriculture Ministry’s Greenhouse Development Program is one of the priority projects of this ministry, which aims at increasing productivity, efficiency, and water consumption management in the agriculture sector. The program was approved in the Iranian calendar year 1395 (which ended on March 20, 2017) under the framework of the National Resilient Economy Plan.
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