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Cumin: situation is far from normal

November 9, 2021 at 9:53 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MASHHAD. Iran’s Khorasan Razavi Province comprises as much as 37% of the country’s cultivation area for cumin and is the leading producer for the spice. Although the area under cultivation increased by 14.5% this year, drought will certainly reduce production. Harvesting starts in mid-December.

Cumin is highly profitable

The area under cultivation spans 23,783 ha in Khorasan Razavi this year and prospects would have been highly encouraging under normal circumstances. However, the situation is far from normal this year. Not only has drought reduced production in all sectors in Khorasan Razavi but agriculture is also suffering from inflation, high production and labour costs as well as sanctions and import barriers. Nevertheless, the medicinal plants sector renders the cultivation of cumin highly profitable. For suppliers in Iran cumin is a good way of impor

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