Iranian specialists will help Uzbekistan develop the cultivation of saffron, pistachio and potatoes

Updated Nov 1, 2022
To date, mutually beneficial relations have been established between the Republic of Uzbekistan and Iran in a number of areas, in particular, in the field of agriculture. The Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of agriculture, signed with Iran at the Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in September of this year, is in force.
At the end of October, the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Uzbekistan Aziz Voitov and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iran to Uzbekistan Hamidm Nayirobadi discussed the further development of cooperation in the agricultural sector. The minister highlighted the achievements of Iranian scientists and specialists in the field of saffron and pistachio cultivation. In this regard, in order to introduce this experience in Uzbekistan, he proposed to establish cooperation between the Scientific Institute of Saffron at the University of Haidari Torbat of Iran and the Research Institute of Plant Genetic Resources of Uzbekistan. During the meeting, the prospects for cooperation on the import of healthy and virus-free "minituber" (mininodulating) potato seeds from Iran were discussed. In this regard, it was decided to establish scientific and practical cooperation relations between the National Association of Potato Growers of Iran and the Research Institute of ...
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