Dr. Muhammad Hassan Assareh indicated that there is going to be a techno-market in the Third Festival and Exhibition on Iranian Medicinal Plants, Natural-based products and Traditional Medicine, in order to establish ties between the investors and innovators.
Among the representatives from the provinces in this festival, Mohammad Hassan Assareh, The Secretary for National Council for Science and Technology Development of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine, Vice-presidency for Science and Technology added, “In this festival there is going to be an event called techno-market which will form a connection between investors and innovators, also students and learners can present their ideas in this techno-market.”
He said, “The knowledge-based economy follows the resistive economy, the resistive economy goes through the knowledge-based economy and by relying on its own will reach the desired results, this is what we will achieve in this Festival and Exhibition on Iranian Medicinal Plants, Natural-based products and Traditional Medicine.
Assareh stated, “We are hoping to witness that all those active in this field will find a way to express themselves; researchers to present new ideas, students to gain the ideas, farmers for benchmarking and those who are looking for basic materials can refer to this exhibition. Furthermore, the investors who intent to invest in this sector and innovators who have new inventions but do not have a place to present them, can find each other in this festival and exhibition.”
Assareh proceeded to say, “Medicinal plants’ industry has little expectation but will bring about higher value added. In this festival, a lot can be done in the different sectors of this field. In hindsight, we can see that in the previous festivals too, there had been a success in the chain of supply and production.”
Assareh noted, “The resistive economy goes through the knowledge-based economy, the resistive economy is an introverted economy, meaning, it should rely on itself not on the outside, since relying on the outside will make the economy a fragile one.”
He added, “By limiting the selling of raw materials, we certainly need to increase our knowledge. Therefore, it is stressed that the resistive economy should go through the knowledge-based economy and will gain the desired results by relying on itself. This is what we will achieve in the Festival and Exhibition on Iranian Medicinal Plants, Natural-based products and Traditional Medicine, in this year of ‘Action and Implementation’.”
In this meeting, the representatives of the provinces of West Azerbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Yasouj, Kerman, Isfahan, Hamedan, Sistan and Balouchestan, Qazvin, Hormozgan, Lorestan, Qom, Fars, Zanjan, Khouzestan, Ardabil, Mazandaran, Gilan and Ilam participated and explained in details the state of medicinal plants in their province, the medicinal plants species that grow in their province, the capacity of each region and suggestions regarding the development of this sector.
Islamic Republic News Agency