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Iran is expected to produce 180,000 tons of edible fungi by March 2020 - 2019-12-03 17:01:50

    Iran is expected to produce 180,000 tonnes of edible fungi between March 2019 and March 2020, said mohammad hassan afshar, President of the federation of edible mushroom producers.Iran produced 152,000 tons of edible fungi between March 2018 and march this year, he said.

    "The average export price of edible fungi from Iran is us $2 per kg, compared with a global average export price of us $2.50 per kg.Iran, the world's sixth-largest producer of edible fungi, currently has about 900 producers, providing steady employment for more than 10,000 people.As regards exports, Iran's edible fungi are often exported to all neighbouring countries except Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with an average monthly export volume of about 170 tons.On the consumption side, the average consumption of edible fungi in Iran is 1-1.2 kilograms per person, which is lower than the global average of 2 kilograms and the European average of 4 kilograms."Mr. Mohammed hassan afshar added