sustainable agriculture


  • Water consumption in agriculture sector fallen by 40% in Lake Urmia basin 2018-12-09 21:37

    Agricultural water use fallen by 40% in Lake Urmia basin

    TEHRAN — Implementation of the Lake Urmia restoration programs applying sustainable agricultural techniques and water-saving measures, has led to 35-40 percent drop in agricultural water consumption in the catchment basin of the Lake, head of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project (CIWP) has said.

  • A photo of Urmia Lake taken in early April/ Photo by Mojtaba Esmailzadeh/ Tasnim 2018-05-15 19:56

    Water flow to Lake Urmia drops by 400mcm yr/yr: environment chief

    TEHRAN — Water flow to Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has decreased by 400 million cubic meters year on year, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief 2018-04-12 12:09

    Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief

    TEHRAN – The country is facing a serious water shortage, said Isa Kalantari, the chief of the Department of Environment.

  • Beating the other two finalists, the Philippines and Singapore, Iran jointly with Sri Lanka won the event’s top prize in water sector. 2018-01-17 13:39

    Iran wins Energy Globe World Award 2017

    TEHRAN — Iran secured the first place in Energy Globe World Awards 2017 in the category of water here on Tuesday.

  • Photo of a woman planting rice seeds in a paddy field in northern Iran 2018-01-06 20:00

    Iran to host intl. course on GAP for women farmers

    TEHRAN – An international training course on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for women farmers will open today in the city of Damghan.

  • Soil erosion in Iran 2.5 times the world average 2017-11-11 20:25

    ‘Soil erosion in Iran 2.5 times the world average’

    TEHRAN — Iran has a mean soil loss rate of 16 tons per hectare per year, while the worldwide average is about 6 tons per hectare per year, deputy agriculture minister has said.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017-09-05 20:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran’s environment chief seeing the bigger picture?

    TEHRAN — Isa Kalantari, the new director of the Department of Environment, is now in charge of one of the most criticized and challenged organizations in the country.

  • Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life  2017-09-03 20:25

    Expo to put spotlight on healthy food, healthy life

    TEHRAN — Good nutrition and healthy food is our first defense against disease and our source of energy to live and be active.

  • Hassan Rouhani talks with commuters in a subway in Tehran to encourage people to use public transport to control air pollution 2017/05/17

    By Ali Mirchi and Kaveh Madani

    Will Iran's next president care enough to put the environment first?

    Four years ago one of the candidates in Iran’s presidential election made himself popular by promising to save Lake Urmia, one of the world’s largest saltwater lakes that was on the cusp of disappearing. Now, President Hassan Rouhani proudly recounts that promise, citing Urmia’s current state as an environmental success story made possible by prudent decision-making. Recent intense rainfalls and subsequent floods have come to Rouhani’s help, earning Urmia a spot on the catalogue of the accomplishments of his administration.