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Pistachios: suppliers do not stand a chance

June 10, 2021 11:51 AM, Der AUDITOR
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TEHRAN. Iran’s pistachio suppliers do not stand a chance in the international market this year. Not only has frost severely impacted production but inventories are also running low. The US sanctions are also not exactly helpful. These are, however, not the only problems.

Bleak prospects

Issue is that if Iran wants to stand a chance in competing with other countries, such as the US, in future production will need to be rendered much more efficient in all 26 provinces in which pistachios are currently cultivated. Water consumption is, for instance, higher than in other producing countries and farmers require affordable facilities to render production attractive. The climate change, misplacement and the spread of pests and diseases pose additional challenges.

Only 10,000 mt left

For suppliers in Iran it

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