economy Since 2017-06-18 at 13:07 (Baghdad time)
Baghdad Mawazine News
The Ministry of Agriculture has prepared a comprehensive strategic plan to develop the sector in the country, both vegetative and animal, as the ministry is preparing to implement a national program to reproduce palm trees by planting more than one million palm trees to compensate for the damage caused to their orchards.
The administrative agent of the ministry, Dr. Mehdi Sahr al-Jubouri: The plan prepared by his ministry is based on the principle of the introduction of modern technology agricultural process extensively to intervene in all its details, starting from the processes of soil preparation and watering up to the harvest season and harvest crops.
He added that the plan emphasizes the importance of moving from traditional agriculture to modern roads, which require a wide role for the agricultural extension and guidance services to adopt modern technologies, stressing that the use of modern technologies leads to an increase in agricultural production both qualitatively and qualitatively.
Al-Jubouri said that farmers have been reluctant to plant many crops because of the high costs of planting them despite the Ministry's support for agricultural production supplies of irrigation and spraying equipment, which bear 50 percent of the cost of the ministry and the pesticides provided by the ministry to farmers free of charge. Plastic and harvesters, machinery and equipment at subsidized prices and convenient installments extended for several years. He stressed that his ministry, while interested in the development and development of the agricultural process, paid great attention to the development and increase of livestock and conservation and development through The vaccination campaigns carried out by the Veterinary Services for free and throughout the year, in addition to the campaigns of detection of poultry hatcheries, fish ponds and fields of breeding and fattening of calves and cows, pointing out that the ministry aims through these measures to encourage farmers and farmers to develop these projects and increase them to maintain this national wealth On the other hand, the administrative agent revealed the completion of his ministry all the preparations necessary to start the implementation of the national program for the development and development of palm cultivation in the country, and the goal of planting more than one million palm trees of good and rare varieties, through the multiplication of seedlings of good varieties of production For distribution among peasants.
He pointed out that the project requires the private sector to establish stores and marketing centers for dates with distinctive specifications for the success of the marketing process in the world markets, stressing the readiness of his ministry to provide all facilities to investors in this area, stressing the keenness of his ministry to protect palm groves from the recent dredging operations to maintain On the preparation of the decline. He disclosed that Iraq currently owns between 15 and 16 million palm trees, compared to 30 million during the 1980s. The vast majority of them were affected by the wars and misguided policies adopted by the dictatorial regime in the country, in addition to the dredging operations that have taken place so far.
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