May 26, 2020 10:17 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 09, 2020 15:06 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran ranks 2 as world\'s main date producer
    Iran ranks 2 as world\'s main date producer

Tehran (IP) - Iran is among the top 10 countries in the world which is responsible for one-third of the world's agricultural products.

Iran PressIran news: The palm tree grows in the arid and semi-arid areas with no rainfall at all.

Dates are a staple food throughout the Middle East; so that its history dates back to 7000 BC. Most of the fresh dates and palm trees belong to the Middle East, West Asia, and North Africa.

Egypt is known as a leading country in the world in the production and cultivation of dates. Each year, the country produces more than a million tons of dates. That's just over 17 percent of global date production and 3 percent of world exports. After Egypt, Iran ranks second with an annual production of more than 900,000 tons, accounting for almost 7.7 percent of total world exports. Saudi Arabia and Iraq rank third and fourth in the world respectively. 207

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