Flowers and ornamental plants valued at over $1 million were exported from Kordestan province, in the west of Iran, during the past Iranian calendar year 1401 (ended on March 20), according to a provincial official. Peyman Eskandari, the head of the province's Agriculture Department, said that one of the priority programs of his department is the development of greenhouse cultivation.
He said that the production of flowers and ornamental plants is economically justifiable, and currently, there are about 6.5 hectares of greenhouses dedicated to flowers and ornamental plant production in the province. Two weeks ago, the head of Iran's Ornamental Plants Research Center (OPRC) said that no permanent production and the problem of transportation are obstacles to the growth of the country's flowers and ornamental plants export.
Hossein Bayat said the government's support for the creation of large production centers can provide the basis for the continuous export of these products.
"One of the shortcomings of export is that the production of flowers and ornamental plants does not follow a permanent trend, and for this reason, we cannot have a constant and permanent export of these products throughout the year, and due to the temporary stoppage of the production of the flowers and ornamental plants, we cannot meet the expectations of the export market," he further complained.
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