Aug. 06 (MNA) – Iran Agriculture-jahad deputy minister and CEO of CORC, Dr. H.
Shirzad, at the international branding workshop, said that sharing the
ownership and risk is a requirement to welcome the modern technologies in the
In this workshop which was held by CURPC (Central union of rural production
cooperatives) and GPPW (the Swiss company), he maintained that all the
agricultural enterprises including union and guilds should see the new
partnerships and investments in their balance sheet.
Confirming that joint venture with foreign counterparts will facilitate for
agricultural stockholders to move from pure trade toward mutual investment,
Shirzad added that during the recent years, we have been trying to shift
from limited business toward new trade partnerships to play a win-win game
between the national agricultural entities and foreign agro-corporations.
Emphasizing the significance of participatory-approach activities in the
agriculture sector, Shirzad implied that so far, our interaction with foreign
corporation was limited to mere sharing knowledge and transactions, however in
the 21 century as a time of the sustainable joint ventures, we need to pass
through the pure trade by adopting new policies in order to gain new
perspectives in the ago-business sector.
The governing cooperate expert, acknowledged that agricultural unions and
guilds as the comprehensive shareholders of the agricultural sector should be
capable enough to absorb new source of capital, meanwhile we have to
accept that the agriculture sector is not strong enough to endure risks,
as according to Dr.Kalantari, the Vice President, who says that
the depreciation rate exceeded the investment rate in the agriculture
sector and this could hinder the application of new technologies.
The CEO of CORC added that we need to reduce the rate of depreciation,
however, the depreciation rate is calculated based on the booklet nationwide,
but it is tangible enough that many of agriculture infrastructural facilities
are suffering from severe technological obsolescence. Up today, the imported
technology was generally assembled, nonetheless, we are going to pass through
this initial stage and shift toward adopting appropriate, compatible and
The agriculture-jahad deputy minister welcomed the new and emerging
technologies and hoped that such cooperation at least would lead to evolving
attitudes of farmers as well as the approach of the decision-makers of the