17:41 - 2022-12-29
Today, Thursday, the Ministry of Agriculture summarized the most important challenges that faced the livestock sector during the past years, and while confirming that the current rainy year increased the area of land cultivated with wheat and barley, it announced measures that would soon affect the stability of product prices.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Mahdi Sahar al-Jubouri, said, "The agricultural sector, especially livestock, faced great challenges during the previous years, represented by drought, climatic changes, and the lack of fodder, in addition to the lack of pastoral areas."
He added, "The livestock sector also suffered from a lack of financial allocations in previous federal budgets, and the combined reasons were reflected in the numbers and development of livestock, which required taking action and supporting this sector by finding financial allocations through the Emergency Support for Food Security Act, which provided funds for purchasing Feed for livestock breeders, in addition to purchasing veterinary medicines and vaccines to carry out free veterinary campaigns in all governorates.
And he continued, "The ministry has started distributing feed to livestock breeders of sheep and cows, in addition to fish wealth for the fish sector, and this matter will positively affect the price stability of meat and fish products soon."
He pointed out that "these measures were accompanied by abundant rainfall during this month in the demolished lands, and thus will provide vegetation cover for grazing sheep, goats and camels in those areas, as well as increasing the areas cultivated with wheat and barley crops within the winter farming plans."
He added, "The livestock sector is one of the most important basic sectors for agricultural activity, which provides essential requirements for citizens, including red and white meat, fish, dairy products, and others."
On the other hand, he continued, "There has also been an increase in the areas cultivated within the winter planting plan in the current year for wheat and barley crops because of the current rainy year, which will provide large areas of pastoral lands that can be cultivated with wheat and barley crops."
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