Agriculture and horticulture
Agricultural products of Maku include cereals, cotton, castor and sesame. Vegetables, apples, grapes, pears, walnuts and almonds are other agricultural products of Maku and irrigation water is provided from rivers, canals and wells. About 3.4 percent (8282 ha) of the total area of Maku (193,100 ha) is devoted to agricultural lands.
Out of the total area, about 6098 hectares is irrigated land which includes farms and orchards, and this figure is equal to 73.6 percent of the total agricultural land. And subsequently 26.4 percent of the land will be accounted for rain fed lands. In fact, about 2184 hectares of arable land in Maku, is rain fed land. Garden and nursery area of Maku is about one hectare and is negligible. Regarding the capacity of water resources, topography and soil, water conditions, the investment potentials in agriculture and horticulture fields in Maku free zone are as follows: