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Cumin: first production estimates issued

August 12, 2021 2:39 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Demand normally declines while harvesting is underway. Things are, however, different for cumin this time round. Issue is a decrease in rainfall and severe drought, which have an impact no matter how resilient the crop may be. Local production estimates are being issued while harvesting is underway in different parts of Iran.

Cumin as attractive alternative

Cumin is famously known as “green gold” in Iran. As it is highly popular for its medicinal and therapeutic properties the herb generates a lot of income in foreign currencies. Although the plant is well suited to the prevailing climatic conditions in Iran as it requires little water, has a short growing season and is resistant to pests, this year’s severe drought has adversely impacted production. Less rain has, in particular, cut production short in rainfed fields. Production, however, varies in different parts of t

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