Organization for Rural Cooperatives of Iran (CORC) has started a new
cooperation with Cellbitec, a Spanish agricultural cooperative to produce new
varieties of horticultural crops including pomegranate and barberry.
who is also the chairman of the Board of CORC, in the meeting attended by the
CEO of the Central Union for Rural Production Cooperatives (CURPC), the Board
members of the Cellbitec, as well as the Lecturer of the Kordby University, had
negotiated the cooperation mechanism between two organizations on seed
"Exporting barberries to the over
30countries, Iran produces the 95 % of the global consumption of the barberries.
South Khorasan province produces 20000 tone barberries per year",Shirzad
Noting to the
historical background of barberry farming worldwide, Hernandez, the member
Board of the Cellbitec, he said only Iran has succeed to localize barberry.
the necessity of farming new varieties of the staple and seed, the two parties
announce their readiness on sharing know and technology for farming and
registering new varieties.