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    Al-Sudani: Supporting agriculture is not a luxury, but we are facing a food crisis

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    Post by Rocky Wed 26 Apr 2023, 7:27 am

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    Today, Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Muhammad Shia'a Al-Sudani, affirmed that supporting agriculture is not a luxury, but rather because of the food security crisis, stressing that not all graduates can be accommodated in government jobs.
    Al-Sudani announced, according to a statement by his media office, “the start of the marketing season for wheat and barley crops in Wasit Governorate, which arrived on Wednesday morning.”
    The statement added, "Al-Sudani visited the laboratory for examining grains, was briefed on the mechanisms of work in it, and handed over a financial instrument due to the first farmer who marketed his crops of wheat and barley."
    Al-Sudani said, in a speech during the launching ceremony of the marketing season for wheat and barley crops in Wasit Governorate, "Supporting agriculture is not a luxury, but rather we are facing an existential crisis and the crisis of securing food for the people."
    He added, "The government started its work at the beginning of the agricultural season, and the agricultural plan presented to it was about 4.5 million dunums, in light of the conditions of water scarcity facing the region and Iraq."
    He continued, "The areas of the agricultural plan were distributed over irrigated lands only, and other areas that depend on artesian wells, and after the current rainy season, the agricultural plan exceeded 7.5 million dunums in all governorates," adding that "peasants suffer from the problem of timing their supply of fertilizers, due to restrictive decisions to import them." A decision was taken by the Council of Ministers to lift this restriction for the private sector to import fertilizers.
    He emphasized, “Addressing the security determinants of importing fertilizers, and we have overcome this problem, which was causing the price of fertilizer to rise and its impact on farmers.”
    He pointed out, "There is an effort by the Ministry of Industry to operate the full production capacity of our factories, whether they are managed by the ministry or operated by investment with the private sector."
    And Al-Sudani stated, “The Wasit Governorate plan is about 900,000 dunums for wheat, and about 120,000 dunums for barley, and the Cabinet’s decision included inside and outside the agricultural plan, because wheat and barley are important strategic crops for food security.”


    And he added, “In these areas, we noticed a clear weakness in the use of the sprinkler irrigation system in the governorate, and of the total of these areas, there are 1445 dunums that use sprinkler irrigation systems, and the use of wells is around 6422 dunums, in light of the most prominent water scarcity in the history of Iraq.”
    He emphasized that "sprinkler irrigation methods are not only a treatment for water scarcity, but the best way to increase productivity, and we want productive agriculture, starting with the use of high-yield varieties and the use of mechanization and fertilizers, and all of these processes provide an economic return parallel to the farmers' efforts."
    He added, “Our duty as a government is to provide sprinkler irrigation systems, grant loans to those who use them, and we will support either the outputs or the inputs for the agricultural process. We may raise the price from 850 thousand dinars per ton to reach one million dinars, but we want to target the real farmer.”
    Al-Sudani called on peasants and farmers not to “hand over or sell their crops to the office or the merchant, because the financial allocations are secured, and every 10 days there is funding for the Ministry of Trade, and in turn the governorates are funded.”
    He continued: “I reassure all farmers and farmers and invite them to follow the marketing procedures; To get the right price, instead of selling the crop to the merchant under the pretext that the government will be late in paying the dues. These are problems that the farmers faced, but they were dealt with.”
    He added, “I communicate daily with the Ministry of Commerce in order to secure financial allocations and streamline exchange, and employees work morning and evening meals for this.”
    He pointed out that “the government has set in its ministerial platform to support small farmers, by activating the lending fund and granting soft loans, and the fund is headed by the Minister of Agriculture, and its allocations are from the budget or from recovering the amounts of the agricultural initiative.”
    And he stressed: “We will support every farmer or farmer who goes towards agricultural projects, whether it is at the level of cabinet decisions or decisions to protect the national product.” By allocating land to them and giving them agricultural loans.”
    The Prime Minister appreciated, “the efforts of the Ministries of Agriculture and Commerce, the Governor of Wasit, and members of the House of Representatives, and we value the efforts of the peasant associations, the true representative of the farmer.”
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