Alireza Ghanizadeh, who is also the
vice head of the Central Organization of Rural Cooperatives of Iran ( CORC),
said observing environmental sustainability has always been a main concern of
the Iran ancient cooperative movement.
In a ceremony held in
the ICC ( Iran Cooperative Chamber) headquarter on the occasion of 2020 the
International Cooperatives Day (ICD), the CEO of CORC said, the environmental
sustainability as well as respecting the nature is dating back in the Iranian
culture. Therefore, CORC as a pioneer policymaker in the field of agricultural
and rural cooperatives has always put sustainable farming in its agenda.
" The Jiroft agro-industry and Shahid Rajaee agro-industry
complexes are two outstanding farmers organizations that manage the crop
farming, horticulture, and apiculture at the macro scale with observing
environmental concerns including water management and integrated pest
management", he added.
Referring to the rural
women cooperatives as one of the pioneer cooperatives in combating climate
change, Ghanizadeh said many of these cooperatives produce hand-woven textures
by natural fibers as well as natural colors.
" CORC is going to sign an MOU with the relevant organizations
to train farmers in the field of sustainable farming ", the official added.