August 29, 2007


Iran to stop poultry imports as it attains self sufficiency



Iran's poultry production is now more than able to cope with domestic demand, prompting authorities to declare that it would soon be time to cut imports.


Agriculture minister Mohammadreza Eskandari expressed hopes that Iran would be able to stamp out poultry and eggs imports at a joint assembly with managing directors and boards of directors of cooperatives and poultry units.


The minister also added that there may even be possibility of poultry exports by the end of the Iranian year (which ends March next year).


Iran would be self-contained where poultry production is concerned, through the implementation of successful programmes for the poultry and eggs market, he said.