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Barberries: farmers incur losses

July 29, 2022 10:33 AM, Der AUDITOR
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BIRJAND. While direct marketing of regional produce has many advantages, the case is quite different in Iran’s South Khorasan province, where 98% of the country’s barberries are produced.

Vulnerable farmers

Farmers sell as much as 37% of all barberries traded within the country themselves in local markets. Yet, this makes it easy for some dealers to abuse the situation by cutting rates. Lack of liquidity and credit also prompts many farmers to presell their crops before harvesting at a loss. Exports could certainly help to improve their situation by playing a significant role in developing the area under cultivation, driving up farmers’ incomes and increasing the efficiency of the market.

Reality, however, is that exports have slumped b

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