Deputy Minister of Agricultural for Commercial and Agricultural Industries Ali Akbar Mehrfard said it was the first time for Iran to deploy wheat and flour to international markets adding “special facilities have been created for exports of surplus wheat which kicked off three months ago.”
Mehrfard described food industry as one of the most important industries in the export markets adding “Ministry of Agriculture seeks to expand storage of products from the farm to domestic and foreign markets in line with policies of Resistance Economy.”
“The objectives are expected to become fulfilled by the end of the Sixth National Development Plan in a bid to create production chains,” he continued.
Deputy Iranian agriculture minister said food and agriculture products of Iran are exported to more than 30 world countries and the possibility exists now to sell products to Russia and Eurasian countries thanks to creation of transport and cooling infrastructures.
Self-sufficiency in wheat production, a long-held dream of Iranian farmers and workers, came true in the previous Iranian calendar year. In addition to supplying domestic demand, even three million tons of the product can now be exported abroad. Approximately 13 to 14 million tons of wheat are expected to be produced in the present Iranian year.