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Dried figs: exporters hope to step up shipments to France

August 4, 2020 11:18 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. As the harvest is underway in Iran exporters are hoping to attract more buyers for dried figs in Europe. Buyers in France, for instance, prefer “Majifi” figs. The lack of processing facilities is, however, a challenge in other parts of the country.

Buying is up in Europe

Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture estimates that 110,000 metric tonnes of figs will be harvested. Although the largest volumes are produced in Estahban, the figs produced in Dalahoo in the Kermanshah province under the name of “Majifi “figs are of particular interest for the export market as these figs are good for processing and for drying and can be easily marketed. The main export destinations for this variety include Europe, Iraq and the Persian Gulf. Large volumes were shipped to France last year and buying interest is cert

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