Wasit calls for the marketing of their crops of wheat and barley
Wasit / Jabbar Bjay
Agricultural Committee in Wasit province , agricultural production is expected to reach the current season of wheat and barley to about 800 thousand tons.
Those expectations come after the total cultivated areas in the province, about one million and 200 thousand acres. The Agricultural Committee demanded, the Ministry of Commerce to work on opening an additional marketing in the province to accommodate large quantities of wheat , which is expected to soon be marketed.
The head of the committee in the provincial council, Hashim al - Awadi (range), said that "there are expectations for this season to be the season 's abundant wheat production especially barley after the agricultural plan amounted to cultivation of about one million and 200 thousand acres by about one million acres of wheat and the inclusion of most of the farmers inputs that distributed by the ministry , such as seeds, fertilizers, pesticides and so on . "
He added al - Awadi, the "Directorate of Agriculture in the province had been initiated since the early distribution of the seeds of wheat and barley among the peasants and farmers through the branches of my company Mesopotamia and the Iraqi company for seed production subsidiaries of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology outlets and that these seeds included senior seed grade wheat barley at subsidized prices from the cost of production and characteristics of these seeds , it gives high productivity through higher yields per dunam. "
Al - Awadi said that " the concerned agricultural sector services in the province were keen and through coordination with the administration of the province and the Council as well as local councils and farm associations for the success of the agricultural season , the winter by providing all facilities to farmers and peasants from the fuel pumps and irrigation work and seeds and fertilizer chemicals in addition to working to ensure the continuity of the current electric. "
He warned al - Awadi , the Ministry of Finance of a repeat of procrastination in the disbursement of dues the peasants go as happened in the past seasons, which caused obtaining many problems for farmers and Tkebedhm significant losses as a result of the debt accumulated by them in addition to determining the quantities received them and the lack of full production is received, "calling at the same time "the Ministry of Commerce to work early on the opening of additional marketing centers in the province to receive large quantities of grain production is expected this season, which could reach about 800 thousand tons of both crops."
the Chairman of the Committee in the provincial council, that "the rumors on the recommendations of the Ministry of The A mechanism to receive 200 thousand tons of farmers in Wasit province , if they really applied it would get a large agricultural disaster and directed a major blow to farmers and the agricultural sector General. "
For his part, Al - Falah Shaker Rashid says in hand Sheikh Saad (55 km southeast of Kut) , " We are farmers within the boycotted hand Sheikh Saad we fear the expansion of agricultural areas , fearing a repeat of what happened in the season before last , where floods and rain farms were completely destroyed in addition to stall dues procedures that are long overdue , especially in the past two years. "
He described the disbursement of these entitlements procedures in the last planting season, which preceded it "boring and deadly actions have hurt the farmers , especially as the farmer usually entails debt due to the requirements of the agricultural process very much."
He says his colleague Abdul Hussein Sagban said that " the agricultural sector in the country , taking faces a number of challenges that will cause him great harm and lead to a significant decline in the forefront of deliberate neglect of the peasants and farmers, calling at the same time as" the need for a prior plan by the state and specifically the Ministry of trade to absorb the quantities of grain expected production in Wasit province, being distinctively agricultural character of the province with a clear program of the Ministry of Finance to secure the amount of grain that are marketed and the disbursement of these funds
the estimated arable area in Wasit province and its Kut (180 km southeast of Baghdad ) About 2556626 dunums of which 47 847 dunums reclaimed land and 151.55 thousand semi - land reclaimed, while an estimated land area is arable 2,035,489 dunums are Perfusion process for those spaces through a wide range of systems of irrigation scattered across the areas of the province and in both directions Alchrista and pumping, but the character predominant quench is irrigation pumping , which electricity is totally dependent, and in both cases is the Tigris River , the main source of which runs through the province from the north to the south - east and a length of 327 km.
the province of Wasit already occupied for the fourth consecutive first place at the provincial level all production of crops of wheat and Barley, and the total quantities produced last year about 800 thousand tons of crops mentioned was marketed up to 90 percent of them to the Ministry of Commerce, while the remaining quantities seed retained by farmers or for the purpose of milling instead of buying flour from the local market.
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