BAGHDAD / Taha Hussein
prepared the Ministry of Agriculture a comprehensive strategy to develop the sector in the country 's plant and animal , both plan, while the ministry is preparing to implement a national program for the propagation of palm trees by planting more than one million palm trees to compensate for the damage to orchards.
Agent 's administrative ministry , Dr. Mahdi Sahar al - Jubouri said in an exclusive interview with «morning»: The plan drafted by his ministry is based on the basic principle is the introduction of modern agricultural technology process has extensive intervention in all its details , starting from the soil to create and irrigation operations down to the harvest and harvest crops.
He added that the plan emphasizes the importance of the transition from traditional agriculture to modern methods that require a broad role for community counseling and guidance agricultural to adopt modern technologies, stressing that the use of modern technologies lead to an increase in agricultural production in quantity and quality as it reduces production costs and thus increase profits for farmers.
The Jubouri that recently saw the reluctance of farmers for the cultivation of many crops because of high cultivation costs despite provided by the ministry to support the requirements of agricultural production of sprinkler irrigation and fertilizer equipment , which the ministry bears 50 percent of its costs, and pesticides provided by the ministry to farmers for free, as well as providing them with blankets plastic harvesting, machinery and equipment at subsidized prices and convenient installments stretch for years Adh.ocd that his ministry at a time interested in the development and the development of the agricultural process, paid great attention to the development and increase of livestock, conservation and development through Vaccination campaigns carried out by the veterinary departments free and throughout the year, in addition to detecting the hatcheries poultry, fish ponds and fields of breeding and fattening calves and cows campaigns, pointing out that the ministry aims through these measures to encourage farmers and farmers to develop these projects and increase to preserve this national wealth . on the other hand , revealed the administrative agent for the completion of his ministry all the necessary preparations to start implementing the national program for the development of date palm cultivation in the country, aiming to cultivate more than one million palm trees of good and rare varieties, through the propagation of good varieties of seedlings production Yeh high for distribution among the peasants.
He noted that the project requires the private sector , the establishment of warehouses and centers marketing of dates distinct specifications for the success of the process of marketing in the global markets, stressing his willingness to provide all facilities to investors in this field, stressing the keenness of his ministry to protect the palm groves of dredging operations suffered recently to maintain on the preparation of the decline. And disclosed the possession of Iraq is between (15 to 16) million palm trees compared to 30 million of them during the eighties of the last century, which affected the vast majority of them because of the wars the wrong policies pursued by the former dictatorial regime in the country, in addition to dredging operations that took place and get so far.
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