Flowers, ornamental plants production increases in last Iranian year

April 7, 2023 - 11:59

TEHRAN- Production of flowers and ornamental plants in Iran rose during the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20), despite the coronavirus pandemic, an official with the Agriculture Ministry announced.

Gholam-Reza Taqavi, the director-general of the Office of Greenhouses, Ornamental Plants, and Edible Mushrooms of the ministry’s Horticulture Affairs Department, said that 4.532 billion flowers and ornamental plants were produced in the country in the past year.

Iran has 17th place in the world in the production of flowers and ornamental plants, but it is ranked 107th in terms of export.

Considering the high potential and volume of import of flowers and ornamental plants by the Persian Gulf littoral states and Central Asian countries, in order to increase the share of Iran in the world markets, it is necessary to adopt effective and targeted policies in order to solve the problems in the way of production and export of flowers and ornamental plants.

As reported, it is possible for Iran to export more than one billion dollars of flowers and ornamental plants per year, and the officials of the Agriculture Ministry also emphasize the export capabilities of the country’s flower and ornamental plant sector.

Although, the producers of this sector have problems and limitations, most of which are related to the ministries of energy and industry, which should be removed through adopting effective and targeted policies.


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