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News of August 2016
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August 2016


IRAN: Japanese businessmen keen on export of Zarandiyeh pistachio
Saveh, Markazi Province, Aug 23, IRNA – A Japanese business delegation on a visit to Zarandiyeh Pistachio gardens have voiced interest in export pistachio from Iran. Governor of Zarandiyeh city of Iran Mohammad Kordi told IRNA that the Japanese delegation is making feasibility study on export of agriculture crops of Zarandiyeh, especially pistachio.He said that agricultural crops of Zarandiyeh, because of diversity in production and high quality, have been welcomed by foreign countries, including Arab states of the Persian Gulf and other Asian and European countries. Kordi said that Zarandiyeh pistachio is a known brand of pistachio in the world and noticeable amount of the crop being exported to foreign markets annually. Managing Director of Japanese LTEC, Takashi Okada, underlined joint venture trade and economic cooperation with Iranian partners in the field of agriculture and industry. He said that Iran has prepared appropriate grounds for interaction and trade and economic cooperation with other countries in post–sanctions era. Okada said that Zarandiyeh has eye-catching capabilities in the fields of agriculture and industry and considering the the feasibility study, the grounds for joint venture investment will be prepared in near future. Deputy Governor General of Markazi Province for management development and human resources Zafar Afshon said that Zarandiyeh has special geographical position and is close to Imam Khomeini International Airport with access to the biggest transport networks for transit of goods. (Quoted from TheIranProjects 24-07-2016)


US: US almond growers face extreme heat
US almond growing regions have experienced a lot of hot, dry weather in recent weeks.
A Blue Diamond Almonds bloom report for the July 5-31 period said that in the northern region, growers in the Sacramento Valley received only a slight reprieve from the intense heat experienced in the San Joaquin Valley, further to the south. (Quoted from Agranet 18-08-2016)


US: US raisin shipments running 5% behind a year ago
US shipments of all raisin types were 293,657 packed tonnes for the first 11 months of the current season (August 1 2015-June 30 2016) against 307,702 tonnes in the same stage of 2014/15, figures from the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) show.
The cumulative total includes shipments to the domestic market and into Canada, which reached 196,731 tonnes in the 2015/16 period, virtually unchanged from a year ago when this figure was at 197,398 tonnes. (Quoted from Agranet 3-08-2016)


IRAN: Indonesia to import dates from Iran
Indonesia and Iran are looking to increase their trade capacities. Jamal Razzaghi, a member of Iran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), and Indonesian Ambassador to Tehran Octaviano Alimuddin met in Tehran to discuss potential cooperation.

Jamal Razzaghi highlighted the importance of Indonesia for Iranian traders as it is an OPEC state and called for improving trade volume of the two countries to more than 2 billion dollars a year. “Having in mind the capacities of Indonesia, as a big producer of oil in Southeast Asia, the ground for exporting technical and engineering services to Indonesia’s energy sector is promising,” said the Iranian official of ICCIMA.

The Indonesian Ambassador to Tehran Octaviano Alimuddin in this meeting stressed the development of bilateral trade ties between the two countries and said that his country is willing to import dates from Iran. Calling for introduction of Indonesia’s capabilities in marine products, mining, tropical fruit, and textile industries. (Quoted from 5-08-2016)


TURKEY: Turkish dried fig crop is lower than expected
The size of the Turkish fig crop is currently forecast at 72,000 tonnes, according to the Turkish government committee, compared to 74,505 tonnes reported last year. The current harvest of Turkish figs is expected to be a week earlier than usual as the development of the fruit on the trees is more advanced following rain during the wintermonths. (Quoted from the Agranet 25-08-2016)


IRAN: 43% rise in Saffron production
Iran’s saffron production will double over the next 10-15 years, says National Saffron Council member, Ali Hosseini. According to the official, domestic saffron production stands at about 300 tons in the current Iranian year (to end March 19), which is 43% more than last year’s yield.
“Presently, there is 80,000 hectares of land under saffron cultivation in the two provinces of South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi,” he was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency on Tuesday. The northeastern provinces account for more than 90% of Iran’s total saffron production. (Quoted from the TheIranProject 1-08-2016)

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