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Iran - 2005 self-sufficiency in wheat?
In 2004-05, the country declared self-sufficiency in wheat. In March, the government announced a one-year, 15 billion Iranian rials (U.S.$1.5 million) pilot plan called the "rice production development scheme," aimed at achieving rice self-sufficiency.

Wheat and rice are two staples that are considered strategic commodities and are targeted for self-sufficiency. Iran’s diverse terrain and climatic conditions enables production of tropical and cool climate commodities, from grains such as wheat, rice, barley, maize, pulses and oilseeds to fruits, nuts and vegetables, including dates, pistachios, sugarcane, rice, apples, cherries and walnuts. Iran is the world’s largest pistachio producer.

The country’s terrain and climate are diverse. Much of it is arid to semi-arid. About 20% of Iran’s land area of 165 million hectares, or about 32 million hectares, is arable. Only about 15 million hectares are farmed, with more than half depending on irrigation and the rest on rainfall.

In fact, one of the biggest constraints to agricultural expansion is not a lack of available land but rather a lack of irrigation. Most dryland farming is carried out in the west and northwest. In central and southern Iran, farming survives on irrigation.

Agriculture remains a strategic sector in Iran’s economy because of the desire to achieve self-sufficiency. The other major sectors — industry and services — have grown at a much faster pace than agriculture.
MGR Archive 31.10.2005
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