A ministerial adviser and the general manager of Medicinal Plants Cultivation Development Department of Ministry of Agriculture Jihad, said that currently, 350 million dollars’ worth of Rosa damascena, saffron, Thymes, as well as a variety of other medicinal plant’ species are annually exported.
Third Medicinal Plants Festival will be held this month, focusing on tarragon, and with a purpose of introducing Golbaft city, Iran.
Alhagi seeds were produced for the first time in Iran in Qaen of South Khorasan Province.
The governor of Galikash County said, “A greenhouse complex specialized in growing medicinal plants is to be opened in this county.”
According to the results announced by Iran High-Tech Laboratory Network, two specialized laboratories in medicinal plants are among the top 20 labs in the country.
A Comprehensive Medicinal Plants and Iranian Traditional Medicine Information Bank has been established with the support of National Council for Science and Technology Development of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine, Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology.
Minister of Health and Medical Education said, “Based on the capacities and programs of the 12th government administration, the employment issue in the field of medicinal plants is of significance.”
Manager of the Central Province’s Fisheries Organization of Agriculture Jihad said, “This year, the knowledge-based company that produces microalgae suitable for human use, will be opened for the first time in the Middle East, in Delijan County of Iran.”
A team of officials from China’s Medicinal Plants Association came to Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce to discuss collaborations in medicinal plants production and trade.
Secretary of National Council for Science and Technology Development of Medicinal Plants and Traditional Medicine, Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, said, “The instructions for the preparation and implementation of entrepreneurship programs in medicinal plants and traditional medicine have been written and compiled.”