The foreign exchange earnings of medicinal plants in Iran, one-eleventh of what can be
Published Jun 20, 2021
In an interview with ISNA, Ali Asghar Zarei stated: The increase of 150 hectares of lands under cultivation of medicinal plants as low-water and high value-added agriculture has been key in this province this year. He continued: in the last crop year, according to the plans, 50 hectares were added to the area under saffron cultivation, 80 hectares to Mohammadi flower and 75 hectares to the cultivation of various medicinal plants in Markazi province. The director of horticulture of Markazi Jihad Agricultural Organization mentioned thyme, sage and peppermint among the medicinal plants cultivated in the agricultural lands of this province and said: 2,800 tons of Mohammadi flowers and 1,500 kg of saffron from the agricultural lands annually This province is harvested. Zarei pointed out: Markazi province, with this amount of Mohammadi flower production, is ranked fifth in the country in the production of this product. He continued: There are 6 workshops for processing and extracting ...