Agriculture is one of the most important sectors of the Iranian economy. When it comes to the main export products, they find their origin in agriculture and animal husbandry. Think of products such as pistachios and raisins. About 20% of the land in Iran is arable and with more area suitable for agriculture available when irrigated, there is an increased potential for crop production in this sector as well.
The Agri-Food sector exports range around $1 billion per year. Most important export items within this sector are confectionary, dairy products, tomato paste, fruit juice and concentrate, mineral water and pasta.  The main export regions include the Middle East, Central Asia, Europe and South America. Iran is also increasingly importing food technology, including processing and packaging equipment.