December 02, 2018 11:43
News ID: 3520

(Persia Digest) – Grape production in Malayer has been registered as the 53rd Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) to make this a city of “Golden grape clusters”.

Malayer is in Hamedan Province, western Iran. It has 10 thousand and 498 hectares of grapevines of which over 10 thousand and 100 hectares bear fruits, giving it a special status in the country.

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Malayer is known as the city of golden grape clusters, sweet delights, grape syrup, and good quality raisins.

Average grape production in the world is 10.5 tons per hectare, in Iran it is 14 tons and in Malayer it is more than 23 tons, making this the 53rd Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).

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As announced by FAO, this achievement was made possible following the submission of documents and defense presented to GIAHS by Iran from 28 November to 1 December 2018 at FAO headquarters in Rome. This was based on a pilot program in “Darreh Jozan” in Malayer.

FAO representatives came to Malayer on 15 November. Final investigations wrapped up on 1 December and registration was completed.

Persia Digest (PD) reports that Iran is an important agricultural country due to its biodiversity and deep-rooted, ancient legacy in this field. The qanat water aqueducts of Kashan used in irrigation have already been registered as Iran’s first world heritage site.

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