Iran to further expand its greenhouse facility sizes
Added on 05 May 2023
The development of greenhouse agriculture has been given top priority by the Iranian government as it works to expand the agricultural sector. Several projects have been chosen and presented to banks to secure funding and start execution. With the development of pressured irrigation projects, greenhouse farming is viewed as a solution to the water shortage that has impacted Iran’s agriculture industry in recent years.
Iran’s Greenhouse Expansion Project Stalled by Sanctions and Drought
Greenhouse construction has witnessed unprecedented growth in the country led by the government’s Greenhouse Expansion Project to develop more than 48,000 hectares by the end of its 20-Year Vision Plan (2005-2025) with an annual output of over 21 million tons of agro products as reported by state media IRNA.
The project has nonetheless been halted due to international sanctions imposed during President Trump’s era, which prevented most international solution providers from doing business in the country and foreign investment in greenhouse projects.