in 2021 and near the new years, we have fewer pistachios to export – Yalda and Nowruz as national cermonies are ahead
We produced between 160,000 and 170,000 tons of pistachios every year, but this year the production has reached about 60,000 tons.Mostafa Ahmadi, president of the Tehran Nuts and Dried Fruits Union
The head of the Tehran Nuts and Dried Fruits Union announced the reasons for the high prices of nuts and dried fruits and said: “This year, the production of some items has decreased by 50 to 60 percent.”
Mostafa Ahmadi, president of the Tehran Nuts and Dried Fruits Union, said about the reasons for the sharp increase in the prices of nuts and dried fruits in the country: “The prices of these items in the country are determined by three factors.” He added: “The amount of production, supply and demand, and the exchange rate determine the price of nuts and dried fruits in the country because we need to import some of these export items and others.” Pointing out that the problem of the dried fruit class is not related to today and we talked about it in August, September, and October.
Ahmadi added: “Because the consumption of nuts is common during the nights of Yalda and Nowruz, attention to these items It is interesting, but when we were in the harvest season, we talked about the problems and conditions of the class and gave the necessary warnings.
The private sector activist said that the prices of nuts and dried fruits rose sharply in September and October: “We had a 50 to 60 percent drop in production in many of these products, which was also due to the drought.”
Ahmadi continued: “One of the products that experienced a sharp decline in production was a variety of seeds, especially Japanese seeds, whose price has now risen by more than 2%.” Also, the production of pistachios decreased by 50% and the production of nuts such as walnuts and hazelnuts decreased by about 60%. Ahmadi, stating that we meet 100% of the needs in products such as pistachios and Japanese seeds, but this year we have problems due to drought, said: “In other products, our production is not as much as the country needs, but unfortunately in the previous government Due to this, they banned the import of these items into the country. However, no attention was paid to the market situation and the increase in prices due to the shortage of these products.
The trade union activist said that when we do not produce enough products domestically, we must meet our needs through imports to balance the market: “Unfortunately, the previous government intervened in this area and the representatives of some provinces also addressed this issue.”
They were barred from entering and registering their orders, which created such a situation. Ahmadi explained: Last year, the price of a seed was 25,000 tomans per kilogram, but now it is between 100,000 and 110,000 tomans (about USD 3.5 ) in wholesalers and about 125,000 tomans in retail stores. This used to happen. Now the price of sunflower seeds is as high as the price of pistachios. Referring to the fact that the price of Yalda nuts will be determined on December 11 to 12, he asked whether the increase in the price of items such as pistachios and almonds has reached more than 300,000 tomans: “Some of our items, including pistachios, have world prices.” And they can not be offered outside the world price range, while as mentioned, the production of these products has fallen sharply. For example, we had between 160,000 and 170,000 tons of pistachio production each year, but this year the production has reached about 60,000 tons.
Is. The private sector activist said that if people can buy pistachios, the maximum consumption in the country is 20,000 tons. “Every year, we exported about 150,000 tons of pistachios from the country, but this year we have no products to export,” he said. He added: “In the past, the farmer produced the product and gave it to the merchant to sell to him, and in the meantime, the market and the discussion of supply and demand set prices.” Today, it is the gardener who sets the price and makes the pricing, because, with the advancement of technology and the spread of the Internet and mobile technologies, he has access to the whole world and can make decisions in this field.
70,000 tons of fresh pistachio waste was turned into animal feed in Khorasan Razavi.
ISNA / Khorasan Razavi The head of Khorasan Razavi Agricultural Organization said: so far, in order to use the waste of the agricultural sector, 70,000 tons of fresh pistachio skin waste in the form of silage has been turned into feed for light and heavy livestock fattening units in the province.
Mohammad Reza Orani on the evening of Tuesday, December 7, on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 16th Mashhad International Livestock, Poultry and Aquaculture Exhibition, told reporters: The work is located. He added: “Due to water restrictions in Khorasan Razavi, eight directions for livestock and poultry farming have been identified in the province’s propulsion projects, including the development of fattening and productive units in the field of ostrich breeding, livestock breeding, and increasing conversion ratio.” Food (increasing profitability index) in the production of poultry, poultry, and livestock.
The head of the Khorasan Razavi Agricultural Jihad Organization said that one of the problems in using livestock and poultry waste is the lack of livestock inputs in Khorasan Razavi and said: a knowledge-based company has entered into this issue and about 8,000 tons of dry manure per year It has produced feed for light and heavy livestock fattening units, and if this activity is developed, 130,000 tons of dry fertilizer will be used annually. Orani added that about 30% of the food eaten by heavy livestock is not digested; For this reason, we focused on cooking livestock inputs, which will reduce the consumption of inputs in livestock units by 25 to 30%. He considered the priority of Khorasan Razavi Agricultural Jihad Organization to maintain the existing production units of livestock and poultry and said: activating stagnant units, maximizing the production capacity of current units, and increasing productivity and production efficiency in it are other important issues.
The head of Khorasan Razavi Agricultural Jihad Organization stated: Since 2009, with the cooperation of Basij Engineers Organization, Basij Sazandegi Organization, and deprivation camp, measures such as development of fodder cultivation with low water requirement, development of Harsher cultivation in the south of the province, fodder barley cultivation Barley) and triticale seeds have been done in the province.