April 9, 2020: Based on the calendar year that started on March 20, Iran is expected to produce 14 million tonnes of wheat.
Speaking to the IRNA, Iran’s official news agency, a Ministry of Agriculture official said that the wheat harvest in the country has already started in Bushehr Province, South Iran, as well as within the Sistan and Baluchestan Provinces, Southeast Iran.
The official noted that the harvesting of crops will soon start in the provinces of Fars, South Iran, Khuzestan, Southwest Iran and Kerman, South Iran, and wheat harvest will begin in all regions of the country until April 19, and stated that they are pleased with the heavy rainfall in the country and expect this year to bring forth an especially good harvest.
There are over six million hectares of wheat cultivation in the country, and four million of this is dry field farms.
The Ministry of Agriculture also announced that the wheat harvest will not be stopped due to the coronavirus spreading, since the crop is a primary resource of food for the Iranian people.