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Dried figs: drought cuts production

September 21, 2021 11:42 AM, Der AUDITOR
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SARVABAD. More than 700 mt of of high-quality organic figs are normally produced in Sarvabad county in Iran’s Kurdistan Province every year. Local agricultural organisations have, however, sounded the alarm bells this year as production is expected to decline to as little as 350 mt due to drought. The harvest season is coming to an end.

Ideal conditions

Although the construction of the Daryan Dam, which opened in 2018, caused a large number of orchards to be destroyed, Sarvabad provides ideal climatic conditions for the cultivation of figs and other crops. Advantage is that the crops grown in this area are completely organic as no chemical fertilizers are used. Esteban figs are the most important variety cultivated in Sarvabad. These figs are, however, mainly consumed fresh in the local districts. San Pedro figs are another important variety in this region. These figs are denoted yellow figs in the

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