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Iran is world's 11th leading wheat producer: FAO

Source: Tehran Times

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says Iran is the 11th leading producer of wheat in the world in 2012. According to the latest FAO report, "Crop Prospects and Food Situation," Iran's wheat production has reached 13.8 million tons in 2012.

The report added that Iran's wheat production in 2011 was 13.5 million tons and the country ranked at 13th place of world's largest wheat producers.

Among the major producers of wheat, the European Union (EU) with 130.8 million tons and China with 119 million tons are set to be the top two producers of wheat this year.

India with an estimated wheat production of 93.9 million tons and the U.S. with 61.8 million tons took the third and fourth spots on the list of the leading wheat producers of 2012.

Photos: Harvesting wheat the traditional way, Arak, Iran

The United Nations body also noted that the global wheat production is estimated to be the second highest ever at 690 million tons in 2012.

The report added that adverse weather conditions have led to food insecurity in many regions, despite the predicted increase in global wheat production.

The Food and Agriculture Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger, raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

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