Wheat & veg production soars by 75,000 tons in Diyala, Iraq

iq-agricThe Diyala Agriculture Authority in Iraq has announced that this year there has been a substantial increase in crop and vegetable production.

Wheat and Oat produced in year 2013 increased by 75,711 tons compared to last year. Other fruit and vegetables including Dates prodution has also improved visibly according to the report by Diyala Agriculture Authority.

Successful Wheat crops with enhanced productivity in Iraq

Successful Wheat crops with enhanced productivity in Iraq

The report attributed these increases to:

  1. Modern Irrigation techniques
  2. Increased Awareness through planned and targeted programs for farmers
  3. Increased research projects.
  4. Increased automation, including Automatic seeding and sowing of tomatoes and other veg.
  5. Micro-financing smaller agricultural projects with 0% interest loans.

The Iraqi government announced an initiative in August 2008 to improve agriculture nationwide with an objective to reach self-sufficiency of the strategic crops by 2018.

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