Focus on Seed Programs The Seed Industry in Iran
Samad Mobasser. (1/1/2003). Focus on Seed Programs The Seed Industry in Iran. Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Iran is situated between 25û to 40ûN latitudes and between 44û to 63ûE longitudes. It has a total area of 165 million ha and at present only 20 million ha is under cultivation. From the total arable land 12.5 million ha is under cultivation each year. The topography is dominated by two mountain ranges which meet in the most northerly part of the country enclosing a plateau in the central and eastern part of the country with two coastal strips bordering the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf on the northern and southern edges of the country, respectively.