Oct 28, 2001, 12:01 AM
News Code: 9033161
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indices economic agricultural, evaluates Daily Daily' `Iran newspaper English-language The -- IRNA 28, Oct Tehran, economic existing of evaluation that edition Sunday its in wrote .reality bitter a reveal would conditions clearly indices economic macro at look close a said Daily' `Iran as described simply be can conditions present Iran's that proves and unemployment poverty, are features main whose crisis' `economic .inequality statistics that writing as `Hamshahri' daily Farsi the quoted It difference 15-times a by characterized is economy Iran's that show end lower the on those and groups social well-off of incomes between in decline rate, unemployment 15-percent a ladder, economic the of employees, state especially groups social many of power purchasing price ever-escalating of result a as wage-earners and workers income capita per in decrease and 1978-99 during fold 49 by increases .(period same the during percent 30 about by) worse more are none sectors economic main three among Undoubtedly, would information following the at glimpse A .agriculture than off :claim this uphold 1956 in percent 7.1 from density' `vital of ratio in 1-Increase every 1956, in that means This .years recent during percent 4.3 to the 1996, in while persons, 7.1 for food provided land of hectare The .persons 4.3 for food provided have should land of plot same 100 hits population when percent seven reach to projected is figure remains lands cultivated of area the that presuming) million .(unchanged food strategic most for coefficient dependence in 2-Increase 90 to up) oil vegetable ,(percent 50 to up) wheat including items in that shows coefficient The .(percent 40 to up) sugar and (percent have objectives security food Iran's of half only wheat of terms halt a to grind imports reason, any for if, Therefore, .realized been from suffer it of all or eliminated be should population the of half .malnutrition agricultural of price which in direction and trend the 3-Comparing most of price nominal in increase despite that shows change products .decades two past the during decreased has price real their products, agriculture in producers most of power purchasing that means This .period this during declined constantly has sector, agro in increase expect cannot one circumstances such Under .motive enough of lack to due sector the of development or production as that admitted first be should it facts, above the Considering problems serious with grappling is sector agriculture as long divided be can problems These .impossible be would goal this achieving .categories several in systems exploitation traditional of Use :problems -Structural grounds necessary of absence and farmlands of size small including .mechanization or among literacy of level Low :problems educational and -Cultural .illiterate practically are farmers of percent 70 Some .farmers of non-utilization and investment Inefficient :problems -Economic of lack from resulting equipment and machinery of capacities available .training inadequate or expertise The :resources of allocation suboptimal from emanating -Problems stands which output irrigation low is problems these of important most surface per products agricultural most of output low or percent, 35 at .area difficulties? these overcome we can how is question second the Now and requirements food current of view in that show data Available shortage relative no is there sectors, other by needed materials raw for capital and manpower land, including factors, physical of .security food effective attaining and economy -- factors non-physical to pertains problem main The .management agricultural agricultural economizing in succeeded not has Iran as long As justifiable economically activities agricultural making or production .sectors other nag to continue will problem the its play cannot agriculture circumstances these under fact, In an as work can problems these and economy the in role pivotal .development economic of way the on impediment of evolution the on depends sector agriculture of Development over economy agricultural of control or agriculture economic .process production BG/AH End