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Iran to start agricultural cultivation in Kazakhstan

  • 8 Sep 10:33

Iran has launched agricultural cultivation in Kazakhstan, marking its first farmland investment overseas as the Middle Eastern country seeks to secure food supplies amid a lingering drought. Cultivation has begun over eight hectares of farmland in the Central Asian country, with the next project expected to start in Ukraine in the next few months, Agriculture Ministry’s Mohammad Reza Shafeinia of Iran said. A similar plan is in the works for Ghana whose agricultural sector accounts for over half of the African nation's gross domestic product and is the world’s second largest cocoa producer. Water-intensive rice and corn crops as well as oilseeds. Read more...