Director General of Tropical and Semi-Tropical Fruits in Department of Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture said: Currently, 20 percent of world trade dates belong to Iran, and 15 percent of the world’s dates are produced in Iran.
In an interview with Radio, Massoud Latifian said that the current amount of palm land in the country is 250,000 hectares, adding that now 21 percent of the land area and 15 percent of the world’s date production is due to this border.
He also said: “Fortunately, during the last few years, the production of dates has been five times as fast.”
Director General of Tropical and Semi-Tropical Fruits in Department of Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture said: According to the country’s land cultivating data, over the past few years, the average was 1.8 and the growth rate was 2.1 percent.
He emphasized: the plan for the development of country’s cultivars of five thousand hectares, the modification and conversion of second-grade dates to one by 47780 hectares, and the removal and replacement of niches with an area of 45,373 hectares during the five-year plan of sixth forecast development Has been.
Latifian said in another part of his speech: Iran has been subjected to droughts over the past 10 years, and predictions indicate that the country will remain in this situation.
Director General of Tropical and Semi-Tropical Fruits in Department of Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture said: Fortunately, short-term, medium-term and long-term policies for dealing with drought are on the agenda of related devices. By applying these policies, such as developing irrigation systems under pressure and using tolerant varieties for salinity and drought, water use efficiency can be achieved. He raised irrigation in the gardens of the country.
He added: Apart from these dates, it is considered to be resistant to salinity and vegetation dryness, but it goes without saying that resistance does not mean a loss of yield.