Farmers wish for more support
In South Khorasan province, which accounts for 98% of Iran's barberry production, harvesting has been underway since mid-October. Under normal circumstances, the harvesting process continues until the end of November. Current estimates suggest that a good 110,000 mt of fresh barberries will be harvested this season from an area of 18,600 ha in South Khorasan, which will be processed into about 22,000 mt of dried barberries.
Many farmers in South Khorasan earn their living exclusively from barberry cultivation, which is still don