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Cumin: rethinking potential

December 20, 2023 at 11:33 AM , Der AUDITOR
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ESFARAYEN. Extreme weather events have prompted a shift in agricultural planning in Iran. Cumin is to prove essential as a medicinal herb in securing a sustainable income.

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Plan is to cultivate 4,000 ha of rainfed land and 1,155 ha of irrigated land with cumin in Khorasan Razavi Province this year. The local Agricultural Organisation further states that green cumin will cover more than half the area, namely 2,500 ha. Issue is that climate factors including drought, reduced water resources and fluctuations in agricultural production render a shift in planting patterns necessary. As cumin is a productive and economically viable crop requiring minimal water resources it will contribute to generating a sustainable i

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