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Pistachios: hard choices

June 22, 2022 at 10:38 AM , Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. As accurate statistics on Iran’s annual pistachio production are lacking, it is challenging to issue reliable forecasts. Fact, however, is that spring frosts have caused extensive crop damages in the past two years and that farmers have lost large amounts of money. Yet, water scarcity is the most serious threat as growers are already confronted with the harsh realities of climate change.

Production at high cost

While Iran’s pistachio production peaked at around 265,000 mt in 2007, such volumes have become unimaginable as more and more water resources are drying up in traditional pistachio producing areas. Drought and water scarcity have certainly reduced output in Kerman and other leading producing provinces in recent years. Problem is not only less rain but also lower underground water levels, which render it impossible for growers to step up production no matter how swiftly they adapt to the changing climate.

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