Distributed fertilizer among farmers and cleared the rivers and streams of
Najaf / Hussein Kaabi
within tireless efforts to support food security locally, began preparations for the cultivation of rice crop in Najaf, while embarked on the Directorate of Agriculture in maintaining the distribution of fertilizers among farmers and clearing rivers and streams to ensure access of irrigation water to farmland Dakhla within the agricultural plan.
Because of the scarcity of water suffered by the Euphrates River, the Ministry of Water Resources has identified the agricultural plan in the province , an area of more than 90 thousand acres, although the arable area exceeds 200 thousand acres, while the Federation of peasant associations in the province to increase student spaces.
The director of the Department of Agriculture in the province, Majid Jassim horses, in a statement »Sabah», the Ministry of Water Resources has identified the agricultural plan for the crop of rice in the province of Najaf, an area, 90314 dunums, and this area does not include all farmland in the province of more than 200 thousand acres.
He added that the scarcity of water in the Euphrates River to make the ministry determines that space, revealing at the same time there is dissatisfaction by farmers, on these areas, the fact that the agricultural plan did not allow them to cultivate all their land for the fourth year in a
Regarding preparations, he said that the directorate began the distribution of fertilizer among farmers by 750 kg per acre of urea fertilizer and 60 kg per acre of fertilizer Dab, as works of clearing rivers and streams began to facilitate the arrival of irrigation water to farmland.
For his part, stressed the President of the Federation of peasant associations in the province, Ahmed Sawadi, in a statement »Sabah», said the objection to the specific areas within the plan, comes to the presence of areas affected by the lack of cultivated crop , rice , three consecutive seasons, indicating that the ongoing meetings with representatives of the Ministries of Water Resources Agriculture resulted in finding a mechanism for the whole land to cultivate alternating between one and another.
He stated that the inclusion of agricultural land , the plan comes for the continuation of reclamation process, the fact that the clay lands that have not grown or flooded with water will become (Sboukh), and therefore not suitable for agriculture in the future, under Mahdoah land reform projects, noting that it will raise the rates of immigration of peasants from the countryside to the city, what affects the production of
Furthermore, said Chairman of the Agricultural Committee in the provincial council Hashim Alkraawi, »Sabah», he said a delegation from the Council met with Minister of Water Resources for the entire land coverage of agricultural plan, especially leaving the land without cultivating peasants will to financial loss, while not Tstsaleh where most of the land in practice.
And that the cultivation of land one hundred percent, will have significant benefits, including that excess water from the watering of rice can be used in other crops, and the Alambazl system pay the surplus to the marsh areas, pointing out that the entire space cultivation in the province need to be 450 cubic meters per second from the back of the
He revealed Alkraawi for the allocation of 100 million dinars to facilitate the delivery of water to posteriors rivers, while the Council is working to urge farmers to use modern irrigation techniques in agriculture in order to reduce
It is said that the government launched in August of 2008, a comprehensive initiative to promote the agricultural reality in the country, and set a time limit duration of ten years to reach the stage of the country 's self - sufficiency in crop
The initiative includes support farmers with seeds, fertilizers and pesticides, land reclamation and to ensure the purchase of production of strategic crops at market prices, in addition to the allocation of a variety of loan funds including Palm Development Fund, modern irrigation techniques, fund livestock, and a fund to support strategic projects, as well as lending to small fund
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