First specialized meeting on contract
farming was held in Jihad –agriculture ministry on 1, Tuesday, 2018.
At the inauguration ceremony, H.Shirzad,
the managing director and chairperson of the board, analyzed the basics and background
of the contract farming.
Referring to the historical
background of contract farming, Shirzad stated that whenever trade agriculture has
been emerging as a business opportunity, contract farming has emerged too.
"Dates back to the first decade
of 19th century, contract farming is not a newly arrived aspect in
the Iranian agriculture history", he added.
Enumerating the positive consequences of
contract farming on the different steps of agricultural process including extension
and education, processing, sharing the production risk factors, tackling the financial
challenges as well as quality improvement, he said that contract farming is the
result of evolution of economic activities of agriculture substantiated in the
form of contract s between farmers and traders.
"As a mutually agreed upon by
two parties, the state sector support and guarantee the implementation of
contracts. Adopting comprehensive regulations and rules as well as MOUs by
governments would guarantee the contract farming "he added.