Monday, August 02, 2004

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"Iran Processes World’s Highest Rate Of Cotton Fiber

Tehran Times Agriculture Desk
TEHRAN (MNA) -- Iran has the highest rate of global processed cotton fiber per hectare of land said here director of the Union of Cotton Farmers’ Cooperatives.

While the average world rate of cotton fiber production is between 600-630 kilograms per hectare of land, in Iran the ratio topped 730 kilograms in the past year, Bahram Nazari told Fars News Agency on Monday.

“Given the 10 to 15 percent increase in the land under cotton cultivation, we anticipate a 15 to 20 percent hike in domestic cotton production,” he also noted.

He also asserted that cotton produced in Iran is of the highest quality in demand in 80 percent of the market."

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