House of Wisdom Looking role of agriculture in achieving sustainable development
[rtl]BAGHDAD Shokran Fatlawi
Economic Studies Department at the House of Wisdom systems expanded seminar on " The role of the agricultural sector in achieving sustainable development in Iraq , " thepresence of the former administrative agent of the Ministry of Agriculture d. Ghazi slave and a group of academics, economists and agriculture.
The symposium included a headed. Dr.. Falah Thuwaini, and attended the "morning" several issues , notably the agricultural initiative and its effects in the agricultural sector development, and extensive discussion on "Agriculture in Iraq and the obstacles toachieving sustainable development, as well as discuss the " economic, social and environmental dimension in the agricultural initiative in Iraq. "
Acanutorghazi slave said in his speech : the agricultural sector experience in Iraq stretches back thousands of years, pointing out that the peasants in southern and northern Iraq , have experience of a rare, but for the problem of peasant migration from the countryside to the city because of the then draining the marshes, where they were taking out approximately 55 percent of the agricultural land of the process agricultural, pointing out that the Ministry of Agriculture received 7 million palm trees infected, out offorty million Iraqi palm tree, the size of the agricultural sector problem and Mayaanih shows for not starting the agricultural initiative and Aktnfea of a replay of the bridges oftrust between the farmer and the government.
He added that the first step began through the initiative and find out the problems and address them and begin the revitalization of agriculture through processing peasant problems and encourage the private sector to invest in the agricultural sector and thegranting of loans to farmers to rehab and start new projects to supply the Iraqi market with grain and crops.
and the slave that in late 2014 , was achieved 80 percent of the Iraqi market needs of wheat, Iraq consumes four million and five hundred thousand tons a year, indicating that the last count of the ministry on the wheat crop is three million and four hundred thousand tons, accompanied by the ministry was able to achieve a breakthrough in theyield of rice, despite the needs and care for this crop and the fact that cultivation takes place in five provinces only. Broader details in the next issue.[/rtl]
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