Diyala Agriculture: We lost 50% of the farmers after 2003 for these reasons
10:58 - 14/07/2019
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Provincial Agricultural Committee revealed on Sunday that the governorate lost 50% of its farmers after 2003 due to three main factors.
"The agricultural sector in Diyala is a source of livelihood for more than 60 percent of the workforce in the province, but three main factors led to the transformation of agriculture into a losing sector after 2003," said Hakki al-Jubouri, head of the committee.
"50 percent of the farmers of Diyala left agriculture after 2003 and moved to other occupations due to lack of government support and the consequences of the security unrest and the severe drought that caused successive setbacks of crops," Jubouri said.
Jubouri said that "the support of the agricultural sector in Diyala will provide self-sufficiency of crops within the knowledge of food security, not to mention the absorption of unemployment at high rates, which recently reached the barrier of 30%, which is very serious." Ending / 25