[size=36]Agriculture: Allocating 34 billion dinars from the emergency support law to purchase modern irrigation systems[/size]
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revealed, on Saturday, that the Ministry of Agriculture allocated 34 billion dinars from the emergency support law to purchase modern irrigation systems, while it revealed international contracts to reduce water waste in agriculture.
The Director General of the General Company for Agricultural Supplies, Talib Jassem Al-Kaabi, said, "The Iraqi farmer needs modern irrigation systems to change from regular irrigation to modern technologies, systems that have proven their quality," noting that "the company has previous contracts with American, German and Saudi companies, and an amount of 34 One billion dinars from the emergency support law for the purchase of pivotal and fixed irrigation systems.
Al-Kaabi added, "There is a Saudi loan through which we seek to make a partnership between agricultural equipment companies and other ministry companies to provide systems on the loan outside the amount allocated to it from the emergency law," noting that "the support amounts allocated to the company are for the purchase of systems by 50 percent." % previously, and the remaining percentage borne by the farmer, we will pay it in installments over ten years, and the first year will be exempt.
He pointed out that "the farmer needs loans from the Agricultural Bank and the Agricultural Initiative, as well as the entry of private banks into lending agricultural projects, with the aim of supporting farmers," explaining that "the Ministry of Agriculture seeks to facilitate procedures for delivering the systems with the lowest installments and for many years to reduce the burden on the farmer."
In an interview with the official news agency, Mawazine News, Al-Kaabi continued, "Sprinkler irrigation covers large areas with small quantities of water, as the soil is greatly affected by tourist irrigation, which causes an increase in salt," stressing that "drip irrigation helps fight insects and diseases." Ended 29/N33