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Fertilizer use by crop in the Islamic Republic of Iran








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    Agricultural land accounts for only 3.5 percent of the land area of Egypt. Two thirds of the agricultural land is alluvial soil, fertilized for thousands of years by the Nile floods, and one third is land recovered since the 1950s. Rainfall is minimal and almost all the agricultural land is irrigated. Soil salinity and water logging are important problems in the reclaimed areas. Sprinkler irrigation and drip irrigation are common on the recovered area and fertigation is used on 13 percent of the land. There are up to three harvests per year, the overall cropping intensity being 180 percent. Crop yields and rates of fertilizer use are relatively high. In order to provide for a large and increasing population, while economizing scarce resources and minimizing adverse environmental impacts, the efficiency of use of both fertilizers and water needs to be improved. Continuing efforts must be made to communicate information on the best practices to a generally receptive farmer audience. Farm ers’ Field Schools make an important contribution to the transfer of information.
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    The Islamic Republic of Iran imports approximately 95 percent of its vegetable oil and protein cake, making it highly vulnerable to trade barriers and disruptions. Taking this into account, the country has prioritised an increase of oilseed crops production to reduce the current import levels. Besides providing a nutritious component of the human diet, oilseed crops production also supplies precious by-products including protein concentrates that are of critical importance as livestock feed for poultry, dairy, lamb, beef, fish, etc. These by-products are in high demand, and their importation is expensive. The country has taken steps to revitalise its national efforts on oilseed crops, focusing particularly on soybean, as an attractive rotational crop that has not only a relatively higher yield but could also add sustainability and resilience to irrigated wheat systems. At the request of the Islamic Republic of Iran, FAO is implementing a Technical Cooperation Programme to assist the Country in building capacity to harness innovations in sustainable oilseed crop production and integrate new technologies and conservation agriculture approaches into cereal-based systems in the country.
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    Genetic Improvement of Rainbow Trout in the Islamic Republic of Iran - TCP/IRA/3602 2020
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    In the Islamic Republic of Iran, 23 million people in rural areas 30 percent of the population) depend for their income on the agriculture sector, including forestry and fisheries The sector’s share of gross domestic product has declined in the last two decades and is currently 11 4 percent Variability of rainfall and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and climate change, have major impacts on agriculture, including the fishery sector Iran is the largest fishery producer in the region It has a coastline of 5 800 km, with a fishery sector based on marine fisheries that includes demersal and pelagic resources in the Persian Gulf as well as clupeid fisheries and valuable sturgeon fisheries in the Caspian Sea The sector is an important source of foreign exchange, despite being challenged by a lack of coordination and inadequate links with research, and inadequate quality control, processing, conservation and marketing Inland fishing in Iran is limited however, aquaculture is emerging and has steadily increased over the last decade.

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