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Iraq leaves 43% of the arable areas without investment.. 11 million dunums of fertile “neglected”

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Iraq leaves 43% of the arable areas without investment.. 11 million dunums of fertile “neglected” Empty Iraq leaves 43% of the arable areas without investment.. 11 million dunums of fertile “neglected”

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About half of the vast areas suitable for cultivation in Iraq are left without investment, this is what the Ministry of Agriculture figures show, in a clear indication of the deterioration of the agricultural sector in the country that depends on imports for many times, while these areas suitable for cultivation, as well as the two rivers it owns, enable it to transform into countries Exporter of crops to countries abroad.
 
The Ministry of Agriculture recently confirmed that there are 26 million dunums of land suitable for growing food crops without the need to import.
The official spokesman for the ministry, Hamid Al-Nayef, said in a press interview, that "there are 26 million dunums of land ready for cultivation in Iraq, and this area is sufficient to fully meet Iraq's need for agricultural crops and in a manner that is not resorted to for import from abroad."
He pointed out that the problem lies in "the lack of proper water management in Iraq, which caused not investing a lot of land in agriculture," noting that "the world has developed a lot regarding ways to irrigate crops with what is called envelope irrigation."
Regarding the import of agricultural crops from abroad, Al-Nayef explained, “The border crossings contain vegetable quarries, and therefore any agricultural crop that enters is fully examined.”
And he indicated that "some outlets are not controlled and there are no vegetable quarries, and therefore unchecked vegetable crops enter through them and are not suitable for human consumption."
He added that "the Ministry of Agriculture has an agricultural calendar that controls the import and export of the local product, which is what most countries of the world are working on," noting that "the demands to open import completely mean ending the agricultural sector."
 
Only 57% used
According to the number of the Ministry of Agriculture on arable agricultural lands amounting to 26 million dunams, a previous permit for agriculture shows that the area planted during the previous winter plan amounted to 15 million dunums, which means that Iraq cultivates only 57% of its arable lands, while leaving 43% without investment, amounting to 11 million acres.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Mahdi al-Jubouri said in previous statements that “the recent winter farming plan divided the areas around 5 million dunums for the wheat crop, 400,000 dunums for the barley crop, and 200,000 dunams for the various vegetable crops,” noting that “there are areas of about nine and a half million dunams in Dam areas, in addition to areas that depend on supplemental irrigation, wells and sprinklers.
He explained that "the ministry has 15 million dunums that were planted during the winter plan," noting that "preparations are currently being made in the agricultural directorates in the governorates to prepare the summer cultivation plan, and that the Ministry of Water Resources has reached the provision of a full share for the summer agricultural season for the crop and yellow corn, in addition to vegetable crops." These irrigated areas will be distributed to the directorates of agriculture and the governorates that have been officially approved.”
And he indicated that "the Ministry of Agriculture grants approvals to export more than the needs of the local market, and in this regard we received a request to export tomatoes, potatoes and dates to neighboring countries."
As for the summer season, the areas covered by agriculture amounted to only 1,861,587 dunams, or about two million dunams only, which means only 7% of the arable areas.
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