Iran Launches Agricultural Development Cooperative for Seeds

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 15:43

The Agricultural Development Cooperative for Seeds has been established in order to boost the quality and quantity of the improved seeds, announced deputy minister and the chief of the Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC).

According to an ISCA report, Iran CORC deputy minister and chief, Hossein Shirzad, stated that the cooperative was launched after two-year cooperation of more than fifty agricultural cooperatives.

He declared that the Seed Agricultural Cooperative of the Capital was developed by the initiative of the CORC.

The move was aimed at obtaining the agency of the international seed institutes, eliminating the excess cost of farmers (due to the purchasing seed disinfectors, packaging, and farm monitoring), developing climate-based R&Ds and facilitation of oversea transaction of seeds.

"The founding Board and the Statute were developed by the office of the technical and agricultural services of CORC. Meanwhile, they are going to make a call for the holding the first general assembly," Shirzad added.

Currently, there are more than 84 agro-cooperatives which engaged in the improved seed production, among them 50 cooperatives have enrolled in the Seed Agricultural Cooperative of the Capital.

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