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Barberries: export prices continue to decline

July 7, 2021 2:25 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iranian barberry growers are facing numerous adversities and are hoping for governmental support. Meanwhile, declining prices are causing exports to rise again.

Declining quality

Although agriculture in the Iranian sub-province of South Khorasan is difficult due to the sandy soil, desert climate and low rainfall, this area accounts for more than 95% of the world's barberry production. However, as farmers are often financially unable to take sufficient care of the gardens, the quality of the goods is continuously declining. Market players hope that this problem will be remedied with governmental support. Appropriate measures would be assistance in planning and management as well as in the supply of inputs, fertilis

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