Discussion on the methods of agricultural cooperation between Iran and Finland
In a meeting between Iran's Minister of Jihad-e-Agriculture and Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Finland, areas of agricultural cooperation between the two countries were discussed. In this meeting, Mahmoud Hojjati, stated that, considering the conditions after removal of sanctions on our country, as well as the capabilities and experiences of Finland, there are many areas of collaboration between the two countries of Iran and Finland, including forestry, fisheries and mechanization. Minister of Jihad-e-Agriculture stressed on the cooperation between the two countries and knowledge transfer in the field of exchange of reinforcement of subsurface soil in order to improve agricultural products.
Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Finland, first expressed his gladness over Iran nuclear deal, expressed their willingness to cooperate with our country in the fields of agriculture, fisheries and forestry and said we welcome Iran’s returning to the global market and also will support Iran's membership in the WTO.
Kimmo Tiilikainen, Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Finland, has pointed the coverage of25 million hectares of forest in Finland, and in regard to the trade in wood and wood products with high quality, mentioned Finland has a very good experience in aquaculture, especially rainbow trout and can collaborate with Iran in these areas too.
Minister of Agriculture and Environment of Finland expressed his happiness of sustainable management of water and soil project in Hableh rood, and said that through cooperation with scientific centers in Finland, and by strengthening the geological sub surfaces oils we can increase up agricultural production in Iran .
Source of News: PR of Ministry of Agriculture/Translated in PR of AREEO by Fateme khalilion
He also mentioned, at the end of his speech, that food safety starts from the farm, and the issue of health promotion and food security is important in Finland and their country is one of the best producers of high quality milk products in the world.