Under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister, Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture, Eng. Muhammad Al-Khafaji, inaugurated the actions of the thirteenth agricultural week on the grounds of the Baghdad International Fair, underneath the slogan “Protecting and Supporting the Agricultural Product is a Guarantee to Achieve Sustainable Food Security” for the interval from 19 to 25 March 2022. Also current was His Excellency the Minister Youth and Sports, members of the Iraqi Parliament and the FAO Representative in Iraq Dr. Salah ElHajj Hassan, the president and members of the agricultural associations, in addition to a big quantity of farmers, officials and these in agricultural affairs.
Activities of the initiatives funded by the European Union in Iraq and applied by FAO in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture witnessed a big quantity of visitors by presenting a variety of distinguished Iraqi merchandise processed by rural girls by way of the milk worth chain improvement program. Visitors had been uncovered to tasting many merchandise. In addition, explanations and extension leaflets had been distributed.
Ministers of Agriculture, Youth and Sports acknowledged FAO efforts to enhance Iraqi merchandise in any respect ranges whereas introducing improvements in chosen worth chains. On the different hand, FAO consultant highlighted that such efforts are inside the FAO and EU technique to enhance livelihoods, create extra alternatives for youth, empower rural girls and encourage funding and personal sector function in rural areas.
Dr. Salah thanked the European Union for his or her steady support and companions working in the Ministry of Agriculture for his or her cooperation in the implementation of these strategic initiatives selling the improvement of the agricultural sector.
The intention of this 2022 agricultural week is to alternate experiences and discover plans and initiatives to support the nation’s financial system, programed actions are an essential hyperlink between the public and personal sector to introduce agricultural and animal merchandise, mechanization, sprinklers, feed, fertilizers, poultry initiatives, veterinary medicines, horticultural initiatives, applied sciences for combating desertification, new varieties of seeds to support nationwide meals safety.