|Tuesday, February 13,|
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called on the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, on Monday, to urgent funding to help 1.6 million Iraqis, noting that Iraq lost 40% of agricultural production.
"There are 12 million Iraqis living in rural areas, who make up one-third of Iraq's population and depend on agriculture for their livelihoods," the organization said in a statement. "The development of these communities takes place only through the rehabilitation of the agricultural sector, Badly damaged as a result of acts of intimidation in large areas of it. "
"The violence has forced farmers in northern and northwestern regions to abandon their farms and destroy their crops. It is estimated that Iraq has lost 40 percent of its agricultural production over the past four years, which has been dominated by large areas of land, Infrastructure, water resources and agricultural production, as well as the looting of agricultural equipment, seeds, crops, stored crops and domestic animals. "
"The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has developed a large-scale program to help rehabilitate irrigation systems and veterinary services to help 1.6 million people living in these areas in 2018," she said.
FAO is a United Nations specialized agency leading international efforts to eradicate hunger. Its goal is to achieve food security for all and to ensure that people regularly receive enough high-quality food to lead an active and healthy life. The organization operates in more than 130 countries worldwide with more than 194 member states.
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