The Parliament’s media department said in a statement received by Earth News, “The Finance Committee, headed by Hassan Karim Al-Kaabi and in the presence of its members, hosted on Wednesday 30/3/2022 the Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Karim Al-Khafaji, the Technical Undersecretary of the Ministry, the Director General of Finance and Administration, and the Director General of Planning and Follow-up regarding the consolidation of the emergency support law. food security and farmers’ entitlements.
She added, "Al-Kaabi demanded, during the meeting, which was held at the committee's headquarters, in the presence of the Minister of State for Parliament Affairs, Hiyam Neamat, for a detailed explanation of the Ministry of Agriculture's plan for the agricultural harvest season for wheat and rye, stressing that one of the tasks of the Ministry of Agriculture is to educate and encourage farmers and peasants to prepare for agriculture within a strategic plan in coordination." With the Ministry of Water Resources, especially for the watermelon season and preparations for its cultivation.”
And she continued, "The Finance Committee was briefed on the Ministry of Agriculture's need for allocations and data to be included in the emergency support law with regard to the agricultural sector, asking to provide it with all the details about the ministry's need in an official letter to study it in depth, in addition to developing a strategic plan for receiving yellow corn, addressing the issue of poultry breeders and following up." Import of agricultural materials.
And she continued, “The committee also listened to the presentation of the Minister of Agriculture regarding the agricultural sector, where it was approved to re-develop this vital sector, represented by restoring support according to the percentage of support established for fertilizers, feed and irrigation systems as well as pesticides, medicines and veterinary vaccines, as well as reconsidering the prices of strategic crops such as wheat. Barley, rice, and yellow corn, and allocating the necessary and required funds, in addition to allocating the amounts for compensating fish farmers for the year 2019 by the Ministry of Finance in order to deliver the dues to the affected farmers and farmers within a period not exceeding a month.
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