AJOF Sets Up Agri­cul­ture In­dus­tries Head­quar­ters

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

TEHRAN – Agri­cul­ture Ji­had Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Fars Prov­ince set up the agri­cul­ture in­dus­tries head­quar­ters to boost non-agri­cul­tural in­comes in the prov­ince.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports, the CEO of the AJOF Mr. Mo­ham­mad Me­hdi Qasemi said that one of the best ways to boost oc­cu­pa­tion cre­ation and non-agri­cul­tural in­comes in the ru­ral ar­eas is to cre­ate or to ex­pand con­vert­ible and com­ple­men­tary in­dus­tries of ru­ral in­dus­tries and agri­cul­ture, adding that con­vert­ible and com­ple­men­tary in­dus­try is the most ef­fec­tive way to re­duce agri­cul­tural wastes.

Qasemi re­it­er­ated that ex­pan­sion of in­ver­sion and com­ple­men­tary in­dus­tries has been on the agenda for de­vel­op­ing and plan­ning of ru­ral is­sues in the re­cent decades due to the in­crease in the agri­cul­tural wastes.

He said that 590 projects with nom­i­nal ca­pac­ity of 2.9m tons and fixed cap­i­tal of 585b tomans with job cre­ation for 7709 peo­ple have been im­ple­mented.

He re­it­er­ated that Fars Prov­ince ranks third in the coun­try for putting on stream the num­ber of units and its agri­cul­tural prod­ucts pro­cess­ing ca­pac­ity as well as at­tract­ing the raw ma­te­rial. Qasemi said that the vol­ume of ex­ports re­sulted from the con­vert­ible in­dus­tries was tripled last year as the prod­ucts were mainly ex­ported to Iraq, China, Viet­nam, Ger­many, Hong Kong, France, the UAE, Canada, Syria, Russia, Qatar, Tur­key, Ro­ma­nia, Bahrain, Bel­gium, Oman, Mace­do­nia, Afghanistan, Pak­istan, Bul­garia and Ta­jik­istan.

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