food security


  • Veterinary services, crucial but less appreciated  2019-10-06 10:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Veterinary services, crucial but less appreciated

    TEHRAN – Iran marks the National Veterinary Day on October 6. Despite high contribution of veterinary services to the health of both animals and humans, measures done to appreciate the services are not sufficient and the sector needs more serious attention, Payam Mohebbi, head of Tehran Pet Hospital told the Tehran Times on Friday.

  • FAO highlights great potential of genetic improvements in aquaculture for better food security 2019-08-27 23:26

    FAO highlights great potential of genetic improvements in aquaculture for better food security

    Wider, appropriate and long-term application of genetic improvement in aquaculture, with a focus on selective breeding, will help boost food production to meet a projected increase in demand for fish and fish products with relatively little extra feed, land, water and other inputs, according to a new FAO report titled The State of the World's Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

  • Honey bee 2019-05-22 19:46

    Iran third largest honey producer in the world: FAO

    TEHRAN— Iran, as one of the leading countries in honey industry, has a long-established tradition on bee keeping and during recent years could successfully increase its annual production of honey and is now the third largest honey producer in the world, Gerold Bödeker, FAO Representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran has said.

  • rouhani 2019-01-07 20:19

    Rouhani highlights role of farmers for food security

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that farmers play an important “security” role in Iran, meaning food security in the country is dependent on them.

  • Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran, Negar Gerami 2018-08-26 09:29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Global community should help Iran address refugee issues: S. Korean envoy

    Korea contributes $2.2m to WFP to support 30,000 Afghan refugees living in Iran

    TEHRAN — The issue of refugees in Iran is not the problem of a certain country, so definitely they need the assistance from the global community, ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Iran, Ryu Jeong-Hyun, said in an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times.

  • health innotech 2018-06-26 17:45

    Health Innotech to put spotlight on HIT

    TEHRAN – The 3rd national Health Innotech conference will bring health information technology (HIT) to the limelight.

  • Negar Gerami, wearing head scarf, is talking to a group of Afghan national children in a refugee settlement in Saveh, Markazi province.  2018-06-25 09:25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Refugees thriving in Iran: WFP country director

    TEHRAN — Negar Gerami, the WFP representative and country director in Iran, says Iran is a country in which refugees thrive.

  • 60% of Iranian adults are overweight: official 2018-01-21 10:24

    60% of Iranian adults are overweight: official

    TEHRAN – Overeating has turned to a serious challenge for Iranians causing 60 percent of the country’s population aging above 18 to suffer from obesity, said the deputy health minister Alireza Raeisi, Fars reported on Friday.

  • Negar Gerami,WFP Representative and Country Director in Iran/ Photo by Majid Hamed Haqdoust, Tehran Times 2017-10-18 11:21

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    ‘WFP aims to ensure food security by innovative means’

    TEHRAN — The World Food Program (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

  • Hojjati 2017-08-19 10:48

    Supporting farmers to achieve food security on Agriculture Ministry agenda

    TEHRAN- To tighten Iran’ food security, supporting farmers stands as the new agriculture ministry's top priority, President Rouhani’s ministerial nominee for agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati announced defending his future plans in an open session of Iranian parliament (Majlis) on Thursday.