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Raisins: farmers left to struggle in Iran

November 17, 2021 11:03 AM, Der AUDITOR
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KHALILABAD. Although Khalilabad raisins are of much better quality than last year, this product is difficult to sell. Prices are simply too high. For farmers it is becoming increasingly difficult to sell at a good price, especially since prodcution has declined by as much as 50%.

Production costs double

Khalilabad County is the production centre for grapes and raisins in Iran’s Khorasan Razavi Province but the high prices of the raisins produced here prevent an effective market entry and Khalilabad raisins are mainly sold in bulk. At 15,000 mt, this year’s production has slumped by 50% on last year due to winter frosts, untimely rains in May and excessive heat in June coupled with power outages. This volume comprises 10,000 mt of green and 5,000 mt of yellow raisins. The increase in acreage by 100 ha to 5,727 ha could not compens

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