Karbala announces self-sufficiency in agricultural crops
09:58 - 21/01/2020
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The information / Baghdad ..
The holy Karbala Governorate announced, on Tuesday, the achievement of self-sufficiency for a large number of agricultural crops, noting that government support is one of the most important factors that contributed to the increase in agricultural production.
The Holy Governor of Karbala Nassif Jassem Al-Khattabi said in a statement reported by the newspaper "Al-Sabah" and seen by him / the information, that "the agricultural sector in the province witnessed a great boom during the past years through increasing agricultural areas and increasing production and quality."
He added that "the cultivation of wheat and barley crops in the governorate has multiplied its areas and expanded its agricultural lands by 20 times what it was before 2003", explaining that "the area of cultivated land was three thousand dunums, while currently it reached more than 90 thousand dunums."
Al-Khattabi pointed out that "government support is one of the most important factors that contributed to increasing agricultural production, since agriculture is the important tributary of the Iraqi economic tributaries that provide food security for the country and lead to employment of the labor force, reducing migration from the countryside to the city, in addition to opening up great prospects For agricultural investment, and providing hard currency instead of directing it to import, as it contributes to improving the environment, cleaning it, and operating factories and industrial companies related to agriculture.
He stressed that "the projects of the desert regions witnessed also a lot of development, and that there is an increase in production for many strategic and field crops, especially after the use of modern technologies in agriculture and reliance on groundwater and artesian wells in addition to the use of modern mechanization in agricultural and animal activity."
Al-Khattabi pointed out that "there is also an increase in livestock projects, as there are many poultry fields in Karbala that have achieved an increase in production and self-sufficiency in chicken meat and table eggs, after Karbala had only before one poultry company before 2003." Ended / 25