An official of agriculture –Jihad ministry said about 12500 tomato paste
have been transacted in the Iran Mercantile Exchange (IME).
who is also the CEO of the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran
(CORC) said since in the previous cropping year (started in the mid-September,
2018); many of tomato farmers, farmed tomato with observing no cultivation
pattern, the national tomato market faced with the overproduction challenges.
Supporting the farmers as well as the final consumers, the ministry, purchased
the excess volume to be processed and reserved.
CORC had been
purchasing about 300,000 tone raw tomatoes directly from the small scale
farmers. The crops have been processed in the standard tomato processing
factories through contracting nationwide", he added.
access information and fair opportunities are of the advantage of supplying
tomato paste through IME, the official asserted, adding that the gradual
supplying the tomato paste will sustain the national market, as well.