Saturday, November 6, 2021 12:39 PM
Baghdad/National News Center
Today, Saturday, the Ministry of Agriculture revealed its plan to develop the agricultural sector in the coming days, stressing that it includes 5.5 million acres.
Ministry spokesman Hamid Al-Nayef said in a statement, followed by the "National News Center", that "we have today an agricultural plan that includes 2.5 million dunams that depend on irrigation, and we have 3 million dunams that depend on artesian wells."
He added, "We are continuing to develop the agricultural sector and increase the crops of the agricultural calendar, which includes local crops, many of which are available locally."
And he indicated that "the ministry has a plan to increase the wheat crop as well and to stand on self-sufficiency, and over the past two years we have been able to achieve sufficiency in wheat despite the drought. Our goal is to maintain food security."
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