The removal of almost all sanctions on Iran's economy herald s a new era for the country. In terms of agriculture , the return of economic growth will have the most rapid and direct impact on consumption. Production and investment in the supply chain will also benefit, but over the longer term. Therefore, production expansion will be slower than consumption growth in the coming years and Iran will remain a large and growing importer of key commodities.
The lift ing of sanctions will also lead to a normalisation of trade flows, which will encompass a rise in imports and the re-diversification of suppliers.