H.Shirzad, deputy minister of
Jahad-agriculture and chairman of the CORC in an interview with PAT, stipulated
that thanks to our previous experience on facing with arrogantly US sanctions,
we never to be caught in a crisis since the issue is watched carefully by the
Addressing the full readiness of the
food and agriculture department and due to the appropriate infrastructural
facilities, managing director of CORC emphasized the very readiness to tackle
any crisis nationwide.
Referring to the full strategic
stocks of staple commodities, he ensured the secure supplying goods at least
for six months; meanwhile, the storage of commodities are being supplied
"Considering the appropriate
precipices, the Agri -crop production fetches to maximum comparing to the last
15 years, including wheat, dairy, livestock, and fodder" Shirzad reminded,
adding that we are going to reinforce self-sufficiency in the food sector.
Reminding the triggering of barter
markets as strategically transaction solutions to secure staples, he emphasized
on the existing facilitated Iran trading relations with many countries, most
important of the Latin American countries, Russia, Ukraine, and the Middle
Elaborating the causes of the
increasing trend of the staple commodities prices, he affirmed that the problem
originated from inherent defects of the economic distribution system which
hinders it to react concurrently with the national macroeconomy.
Enumerating the high price causes,
he named overhead costs as the primary cause of staple commodities
inflammations; however, he asserted that this sounds natural because of
increasing insurance costs especially in marine transportations.
“Nevertheless, we have been facing
some challenges to supply staple commodities, however the people well-being, as
well as the nationally strategic stocks, proves the ability of agriculture
sector to ensure food security”, the official added.
He also affirmed that during the
past four decades, the Agri-crop fetch from 30 million tons to 150 million tons
which indicates the capacity of the agriculture sector to guarantee food