Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Grape production in Jowzan Valley, Iran


Grape and grape- based Production System in Jowzan has a long history. This system has provided a better life situation for local people, a distinct opportunity for tourists, and a unique platform to boost rural economy.

Farmers use Qanat, well, river and other sources of water. Farm management practices are of traditional type and grape processing is done using traditional methods and tools.

Production process, history, higher yield per hectare, skill of gardeners in producing grape products, and sugar level of Jowzan Valley grape in comparison with grape of other parts of Iran, are the factors that make grapes and raisins of Jowzan Valley different from other parts of the country. These are the reason why consumers prefer grapes and the products which produced in the area.