Ministry says Iraqi agriculture revitalized by recent rainfall


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SULAIMANI — The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture said on Saturday (March 18) that farms have been revived significantly due to heavy rainfall.

The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mahdi Sahar al-Jubouri, said water reserves in Iraq have increased and the risk of drought in the country is no longer high.

He added that crops, in particular wheat and barley, have been significantly revitalized due to the recent rainfall.

The crops will fill Iraq’s internal needs, he stated.

The country has been facing water trouble for years and the Minister of Water Resources, Aoun Diab, said Turkey is building 20 more dams on water resources that are the main source of Iraq's rivers.

The World Bank has cited Iraq as one of the countries most vulnerable to desertification and climate change.

(NRT Digital Media)