The Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi with the announcement of the launch of several sizable projects by this establishment in the field of modern agricultural technologies, including seed improvement and seedlings production, emphasized the strategic value of these technologies in regard to the country’s economic independence.
According to Astan News correspondent, Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi; this morning, while visiting the Astan Quds Razavi’s Agro-Industrial Experimental Farm, met with the members of the scientific board and managers of several modern agricultural projects including seed improvement and seedling production and was briefed over the process of studying and implementing these projects.
The Grand Custodian of Astan Quds Razavi during the visit, emphasizing that the jihad today is an economic one and also the struggle in the field of production and employment to reduce the dependence on foreigners, stated, “The vast capacities of Islamic Republic of Iran, including the material and human assets is in such a way that in spite of all the pressures of the enemies, there is no deadlock in various economic fields. As the Supreme Leader of the Revolution stressed, there is no problem in the country for which there is no solution; and if we take the right strategies, not only we can reduce our dependence on the overseas but we also could have the proper share of the market of the region.”
Referring to the strategic importance of modern agricultural technology in the direction of independence and self-sufficiency of the country he stated, “The climate diversity of Iran is such that if we can, in addition to improving the quality of agricultural products, perfectly complete the production cycle, distribution and trade of these products, we can reach the peak point and possess the markets of the region.”
Member of the he Expediency Discernment Council, mentioned the seed improvement technology as one of the most important technologies for ameliorating the quality and quantity of agricultural production in the country and referring to the commencement of the scientific projects in this field at Astan Quds Razavi Agro-Industrial Experimental Farm establishment added, “Some global powers make endeavor to monopolize technologies such as seed improvement to consolidate their economic domination over other countries; hence, it is the duty of our various institutions and organizations to try to break this scientific monopoly, in order to severe the country’s need to foreigners.”
He pointed out one of the major policies of Astan Quds Razavi as entering the new projects in the field of agricultural modern technologies, including seed improvement, and called on the managers of the Astan Quds Agro-Industrial Experimental Farm, as well as the cooperating faculty members of the institute, by making an enormous effort and utilizing all the capacities finalize the scientific and progressive economic projects in the field of agriculture and provide the public with the benefits of the obtained technologies.
In this visit, Dr. Varidi, Managing Director of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Transformation Industries of Astan Quds Razavi, Ora’ie, Managing Director of Astan Quds Razavi Agro-Industrial Experimental Farm, Dr. Seyyed Hossein Ne'mati and Dr. Reza Tavakoli Afshar, faculty members of the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, during speeches explained the latest achievements in the field of promotion of agricultural products and seed improvement in the Astan Quds Razavi’s Agro-Industrial Experimental Farm.
Furthermore, on the sidelines of this visit, Hujjat al-Islam wa al-Muslimin Raeisi met with a group of workers from the Astan Quds Agro-Industrial Experimental Farm and closely became aware of their activities and requests.