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Dates: exporters stay cautious

November 25, 2021 at 12:43 PM , Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iranian exporters are keeping a close eye on possible changes in the law that could even completely stop the export of agricultural products. They already had to deal with such problems in 2018.

Losses due to incorrect irrigation

In Iran, the date harvest is now complete and is estimated at 1.2 million mt, which would be average. This means that the severe drought had only little impact on this year's production. However, date farmers in Khuzestan province suffered some losses; due to mismanagement, their groves were irrigated with saline water, causing the palms to die.

Slow shipments

About 30% of Iran's date production is destined for export, but success depends heavily on an appropriate strategy. Iranian ex

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