Economic features and Investment Potential

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Agriculture, Gardening, Livestock and Poultry and Aquatic Animals

Yazd province has a planting level of 128,790 hectares of which 39% are agricultural lands and 61% are gardens. Tendency towards developing greenhouse cultivations is one of the remarkable points in developing agriculture section in recent years and is the source of farmers’ pride.

cultivation level and the rate of major farm products in 2014-2013 in Yazd

Product Name

Kitchen garden products

Alfalfa

Madder

Saffron

Corn

Barley

Wheat

Other Forage plants

Cultivation Level (ha)

2388

4585

252

342

2800

3732

19500

3906

Production Rate (Tons)

61322

57294

1915

1.5

18060

9685

51726

161340


cultivation level and the rate of major Garden products in 2014-2013 in Yazd

Product Name

Greenhouse products (flowers)

Greenhouse products (vegetables and crops)

Apricot

Grapes

Dates

Walnut

Almond

Pomegranate

Pistachio

Cultivation Level (ha)

10.9

1250

2220

1835

2323

1260

6890

5750

31552

Production Rate (Tons)

18962000
(flowers)

375000

31800

36000

7981

892

5476

93400

45168


Diligent exploiters in Yazd breed 3,738,000 livestock units resulting in 252,910 tons of livestock products. At present, the province has the monopoly on quail breeding and the tendencies towards producing and breeding ostrich, partridge, and even peasant are increasing. Besides, horse breeding especially noble horse breeding has been booming in recent years.


Livestock and poultry production rate in Yazd (tons)

Product Type

2013

Red meat

14815

Chicken

51710

Milk

255195

Egg

18063

Honey

214.7

Fish

953

Other poultry

3250

Sum

344200.7


Exports capacities

Product

Percent of production

Madder

20

Greenhouse products

55

Saffron and medicinal plants

23

Seed, alfalfa

35

Pistachio

70

Pomegranate

37

Almond

10


  • Ranked first in the production of madder in the country
  • Ranked first in the quail and partridge meat production
  • Ranked third in the greenhouse productions in the country
  • Ranked second in the production of pistachio in the country
  • Ranked third in the production of saffron in the country
  • Ranked fourth in the production of pomegranate in the country