Tuesday, June 08, 2004

17% of Worlds Palm Groves In Iran

Mehr News Agency English: "17% of Worlds Palm Groves In Iran
TEHRAN June 8 (MNA) - Of the overall 1.18 million dates produced within the country, 180,000 tons is consumed domestically and the remainder is exported.
Iran enjoying 183,000 hectares of land area under palm cultivation, accounts for 16.6 percent of the total palm groves worldwide said Hossein Pezhman an official with the Institute for Research on Tropical Fruits in an interview with Mehr News Agency.

As one of the two major date producers in the world Pezhman went on to say that date exports have decreased in first two months of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2004- March 19, 2005) since the demand for dates has decreased globally."

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