Sustainable foodstuffs and supply are indispensable for a nation’s survival and security. Agriculture sector plays a strategic role in ensuring the same and promoting economic development. Agriculture has a long history and tradition in Iran. As early as 10,000 BCE, the earliest known domestication of the goat had taken place in the Iranian plateau. By 5000BCE, wine was being fermented in Iran, and by as early as 7th century CE, the windmill had been invented in Persia for the first time in history. Fruits such as the peach first found their way into Europe from Persia, also spinach first cultivated in ancient Persia.
Iran includes a climate of four seasons, so the wide range of temperature fluctuation in different parts of the country and the multiplicity of climatic zones make it possible to cultivate a diverse variety of crops, including cereals, fruits, vegetables, cotton and sugar beets. Iran Major agricultural exports include fresh and dried fruits, nuts, animal hides, processed foods, caviar and spices. Pistachio, raisins, dates and saffron are the first four export products, from the viewpoint of value.
ALSO, the ancient Persians soon became familiar with various medicinal plants. Several medicinal species are cultivated in Iran. Our trade focuses on some of these plants such as Chamomile, Borage, Saffron, Pennyroyal, Mint, Thyme, Ziziphora, Stachys, Satureja, Thymus, Scrophularia, Thymbra, Tanacetum, Ocimum and Crocus.
On the other, Iran is one of the foremost and experienced countries within the field of food industry in the regions Western Asia, East and North Africa and CIS. Awesome, numerous, and differing industrial facilities in foodstuffs, handling and the use of progressed innovations have made it the pioneer of numerous the countries. Foodstuffs prices in Iran are cheap, given other markets in world countries. This makes the export of foodstuffs abroad a profitable and abundant project.
In this unit we have the possibility of supplying and exporting the following goods: