Export of raw agricultural products is prohibited
Export of agricultural raw materials is prohibited, the director of the Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives of Iran called for stopping the export of agricultural raw materials and said: “Many countries add value and gain a lot by importing agricultural and livestock raw materials and processing them.”
Hossein Safaei added: “Agricultural logic dictates that we invest in conversion and processing industries for higher added value of agricultural products.” Be.
He added: “A coherent and purposeful program should be implemented to increase the added value of the agricultural and livestock sector through the development and completion of the food chain in the country.” The definition of agricultural activities today is completely different from previous decades because the raw production of agricultural products is not only their economic value but also the food chain that determines the final value of agricultural products.
Buy products before production
The CEO of the Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives of Iran, stating that in many developed countries, France and Spain, agricultural products are purchased before production, added: “In our country, farmers are concerned about selling their products and many products are still purchased by agreement and guarantee.” He said: “In many cases, agricultural products are still wandering in the market and reasonable pricing is not done, and in the end, it is the farmer who suffers the damage.” He emphasized agricultural products and said: cooperatives should be at the service of farmers and producers. He said that cooperatives should be strengthened, he said: They should consider themselves servants of the farmer and producer.
The need for structuring and regulation in rural cooperatives
The CEO of Iran Rural Cooperative emphasized on structuring and regulating in rural cooperatives and said: this sector as a supervisory and governing sector should identify the missing links in the production process and invest in strengthening them. He said: cooperatives should Manage and organize the production chain, and until this issue is resolved, our agriculture and production will take over, and the result will be that our agriculture will not be profitable and economical.
Khuzestan is the first agricultural hub of Iran
The CEO of the Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives of Iran said: Khuzestan province with an annual production of 14.5 million tons of agricultural products, is the first pole and first rank in the production of agricultural products, so it requires more work and effort to improve the added value of agricultural products.
He also referred to the 550,000-hectare project in Khuzestan province and said: “From now on, agricultural joint stock companies should be formed in the complex of this huge project so that the production of agricultural products will not face losses.”