0437 GMT January 23, 2020
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday visited an exhibition showcasing the capabilities and achievements of the Iranian Agricultural Jihad Ministry.
On display at the exhibition were the Agricultural Jihad Ministry’s technological achievements and capabilities in the fields of research as well as the latest products by Iran’s Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), IRNA reported.
The expo was held on the sidelines of the 34th edition of a ceremony to select top national examples in the domestic agricultural sector.
Twenty AREEO-affiliated research institutes took part in the exhibition, which was aimed at boosting domestic production and ensuring the country’s food security.
Among the participants at the fair were Agriculture Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute, Animal Science Research Institute of Iran, Iranian Fisheries Science Research Institute, Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, Cotton Research Institute, Dryland Agricultural Research Institute, Soil and Water Research Institute and Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands.
During his visit to the exhibition, Rouhani expressed appreciation for efforts made by those responsible for ensuring the country’s food security in a year designated by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as the ‘Year of Boosting Domestic Production.’