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Managing Director of Government Trading Corporation of Iran at a news conference with media representatives

GTC to render high quality services

President of Government Trading Corporation of Iran at a news conference with media representatives reviewed the missions and activities of the company and her regulatory function in ensuring due supply and fair distribution of food products throughout the year. According to him presently GTCs first and foremost task was to minimize the risk in the production of strategic agricultural products and to ensure the due implementation of a well regulated guaranteed purchase of wheat and oilseeds scheme.

Recalling that the company has several companies that are involved in the supply chain of essential food products namely wheat, rice, vegetable oil and sugar, he added that GTC would meet her new requirements in a more disciplined manner.


Reducing the risk of crops production for farmers
Managing Director of Government Trading Corporation of Iran added: "The overall strategy of the company is based on four approaches: wisely, responsible, high quality and economic activity, and our focus on the implementation of Article 44 of the Constitution and the supply of core products chain.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Jihad said: "There is a risk in agriculture sector in the whole world, and considering this issue, the first duty of the Government Trading Corporation of Iran is to reduce the risk and bring it to zero in the crops production sector.
He said that farmers are currently not challenged to sell their wheat and oilseed. Their storage costs have fallen to zero in view of the guaranteed purchase plan and thus there is no risk for corrupting the crops .

Increase in the quality of wheat in this year
Managing Director of Government Trading Corporation of Iran explained: up to this morning, 5 million and 158 thousand tons of wheat have been purchased with a guaranteed rate from farmers, which has decreased by about 6 percent as compared to the same period last year and it is due to the decrease in rainfall within the time period of planting start at the beginning of the current crop season when dried wheat needs water, but the quality has increased.
Mr Saif added that the area under cultivation in wheat area has also reduced, he said that, with taking productivity and agronomic measures, this reduction has been compensated and it is expected that in this year 10.5 million tons of domestic production wheat will be purchased.
He said: "According to the reports, the quality of purchased wheat has been increased, and it is a pleasure to see that the quality of wheat purchased has been increased in terms of protein, gluten and hectoliter.
The Deputy Minister for Agricultural Jihad stated: "Measures in the field of agriculture, education and productivity improvement show their results and the quality of wheat is increasing, so that wheat protein has increased from 11 to 11.5 to 12 and in some provinces to 14 and 15.
He named the five prominent provinces in the production and guaranteed buy of wheat, so that Khuzestan with buying about one million and 350 thousand tons, Golestan with one million and 64 thousand tons, Fars with 733 thousand tons, Khorasan Razavi 286 and Ardabil 283 thousand tons are considered as the highest provinces of the country until now.

2-fold growth of purchasing rapeseed oil in the country
Managing director of Government Trading Corporation of Iran continued: In the field of oilseeds, one of the programs of the countrys economic system and the emphasis of the resistance economy was related to an increase in the cultivation of this product, which the company currently buying with 140 thousand tons of rapeseed, which is more than doubled the total purchase of last year, has drawn one of the most important strategies for self-sufficiency in this sector. The chairman of the board of directors of Government Trading Corporation of Iran, highlighting the highest guaranteed buy of rapeseed in the country explained: So far, 47 thousand tons of rapeseed have been bought in Golestan province, 19 thousand tons in Khuzestan, 19 thousand tons in Mazandaran and 6 thousand tons in Ardebil province. The total purchase has reached 134 thousand tons in the country, while at the end of the last year, about 66 thousand tons were purchased. He predicted that 200,000 tons of rapeseed has been purchased in this year, and stressed: "So far, 70% of it has been realized in spite of early weather and climate conditions that have affected the production and purchase of this product.


An increase of 8 times the income of wheat growers in recent years
The Deputy Minister of Agricultural Jihad regarding the status of farmers guaranteed wheat purchasing stated that the government, based on its objective function, has increased the income of farmers from 400 thousand Tomans per hectare to more than 3 million Tomans in 2013, which incomes have risen 8 times and the government attempts to pay the price of wheat to farmers in the shortest time.

Trying to pay 50% of the wheat growers money / deposit 80% of the money of rapeseed
Mr Saif said: Due to the short duration of wheat guaranteed buy and wheat delivery peak, payments were also made with a few days delay, but 3400 billion Toman have been paid to the farmers so far, and all farmers who delivered wheat to the purchasers until June 28, have received at least 50 percent of their wheat prices, and the important thing is that the justice is respected in payments and payments have been made giving priority to the delivery of wheat to farmers, and efforts are made to pay at least 50 percent of all farmers money in the coming days. He said: "In the rapeseed sector, 80 percent of the farmers receivables are paid, and we are trying to achieve our goals at the fastest time."


Stabilizing the core products sector by implementing a ziafat program / Completion of wheat sifters
In another part of his speech, CEO of Government Trading Corporation of Iran stated: "In the market regulation sector, good efforts have been made, and the domestic price growth of rice has been reduced by implementing a ziafat program, and then stabilized.
He said that performance has been effective in foreign purchases, which was carried out by the shopping council after the Islamic Revolution, consisting of representatives of four ministries and government agencies, but today, the Government Trading Corporation of Iran has entered into commercial operations and foreign purchases of core products based on the law of tenders.
Mr Saif pointing out the need to complete and exploit the plans for the procurement of all wheat storage facilities stressed: In the field of civil projects, the companys program for this year is to fill up to 350 thousand tons of storage capacity, and this will come from exploitation providing financial and technical resources in Fars province by the end of July and, with the completion of other sifters, 350 thousand tons of storage capacity will be added to the existing capacity by the end of the year. With this support, the quality of wheat during storage will be increased.
He said that Article 44 policies are applied out aimed at raising and improving the performance of the countrys economic chain, of which 14 Transferable Business Services Cereal Companies, two regional grain companies (7 and 13) have been assigned, and 12 other companies are on the transfer list.

Transferring wheat purchasing activities to farmers
Managing director of Government Trading Corporation of Iran added: "We have agreements with wheat farmers to transfer our subsidiaries to own agricultural fields, so that the government in this category has a reduction in affiliation, but many efforts are being made to put operations under supervision of the private sector.
Yazdan Saif has considered the self-sufficiency in wheat production as a great work to reduce dependence on abroad in the food field and it has increased the amount and value of crops so that with the reduction of wheat production in the world and the rise in world prices, export program of a million of tone for the current year, including wheat and its products, has been included in the program, which represents a significant increase (60%) in exports over the past three months, it shows that wheat yields has been good at the Government Trading Corporation of Iran.
Managing director of Government Trading Corporation of Iran at the end of his speech explained: wheat supply is carried out on stock exchanges, and the companys strategy is based on selling wheat in the stock exchange, and efforts have been made to create a competitive arena in this field and the supply and sale of company goods system to be followed up with greater clarity.


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