Iran will remain self-sufficient in wheat production to meet domestic demand during the current Iranian year (ending March 20, 2020), Iranian Deputy Agriculture Minister Esmaeil Esfandiari said on Sunday.
Scientists decoded the genome of rice in 2002. They completed the soybean genome in 2008. They mapped the maize genome in 2009. But only now has the long-awaited wheat genome been fully sequenced. That delay says nothing about wheat’s importance.
In the course of a visit of a Kazakh delegation to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the parties discussed the possibility of lifting restrictions on Kazakh wheat imports and cancelling the “flag tax” by the Iranian government in order to create equal terms for Kazakh and Iranian shipping companies in the Caspian Sea.
The first shipment of wheat from India transshipped via Iran's southeastern port of Chabahar in Sistan-Baluchestan Province arrived in the Afghan city of Zaranj near the Iran-Afghanistan border on Saturday.