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November 14, 2019

A recent report on the first phase of the FAO project “Improve agriculture monitoring systems through satellite imagery for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” reveals how the introduction of multi-temporal high-resolution satellite imagery enabled Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture Jahad (MAJ) to gather near-real time crop and field information, that can be used for agricultural monitoring, evaluation and planning.

“We are working with"...

Private Energy Farms in Iran to Enjoy National Grid for Exporting Electricity
November 14, 2019

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Energy Ministry has operationalized a scheme of swap mechanism allowing private owners of electricity farms across the country to export power through the national grid to all of the neighboring countries of Iran.

A new report on Tuesday said that electricity generated in solar and wind farms in any part of Iran can be swapped with the same amount of power from the national grid on the borders for delivery to foreign customers,"...

Official: Iran’s Exports to Oman Quintupled
November 14, 2019

TEHRAN (FNA)- The volume of Iran's annual exports to Oman has skyrocketed from $146 to $728 million in the past year which indicates a fivefold jump, Head of Iran-Oman Chamber of Commerce Mohsen Zarrabi said, hailing the rise also in the volume of imports from the Arab country.

In a meeting with Omani Ambassador to Tehran Saud bin Ahmad Khalid al-Barwani on Tuesday, Zarrabi said that the economic interactions between Iran-Oman joint chambers are"...

Iran Book Week kicks off in Yazd
November 14, 2019

TEHRAN – The 27th Iran Book Week opened on Wednesday in Yazd, the central Iranian city that is Iran’s 2019 Book Capital.

The ceremony opened with the message of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi warning against a growing crisis in book reading in the country.

“We are now living at a time during which the revolution of cyberspace"...

Pakistan considering importing tomatoes from Iran to curb rising prices: report
November 14, 2019

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (MNA) – The Pakistan government announced on Wednesday that it is considering importing tomatoes from Iran in a bid to put the brakes on spiking prices of the product.

After a delay of more than a month, the government has finally reached a decision to explore avenues including import of tomatoes from Iran to arrest the skyrocketing prices of the vegetable in the domestic market, Pakistani Dawn newspaper reported on Wednesday.

World Diabetes Day: 5 million Iranians suffering from diabetes
November 14, 2019

TEHRAN – Some 11 percent of Iranians above 25 years old, accounting for 5 million people, is suffering from diabetes, and 18 percent of the population are pre-diabetic, health ministry official Alireza Mahdavi announced on Wednesday.

He made the remarks on the occasion of the World Diabetes Day which is annually held on November 14.

In 2007, UN General Assembly designated"...