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Dried figs: limbo impacts prices

July 22, 2021 4:16 PM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. While figs are being harvested in Iran’s Gilan and Mazandaran provinces and first local estimates on the new crop are available, the nuclear deal is having an impact on prices in the export market. Problem is that talks over a possible return of the US to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) were suspended in Vienna nearly four weeks ago leaving the deal in limbo.

Rise in production in Gilan

As the Agricultural Organization of Gilan province reports production is expected to rise to 1,700 mt this year. This is prompted by good weather conditions and an increase in the level of productivity in the orchards. The figs produced here are not only consumed locally but also exported due to their excellent taste. Gilan’s fig orchards span 300 ha and around 2,000 growers start harvesting the fruits in June through to October. The Agricultural Organization of Babol in Manzandaran province, in addition, estimates this year’s

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