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.
Reality is that pistachi