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Support to vulnerable farmers through agricultural inputs/kits, capacity building and cash-for-work schemes to revitalize food production, livelihoods and income in the rural areas of Diyala










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    This fact sheet provides a detailed description on the intended support to the crop sector under FAO Iraq EU funded project "Support to agricultural livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Ninewah Governorate, Iraq". Ninewa Governorate is famous for grain (i.e. wheat and barley), legumes (i.e. chickpeas and lentils) and winter/summer vegetable crops. Vegetable produces in Ninewa will be supported through provision of agricultural inputs and improvement of skills and knowledge to improving the capabilities, skills and knowledge of producers, with the aim of improving productivity and increasing the income of farmers.
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    Support agricultural livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
    Target vulnerable and enterprising smallholder farmers from returnees and resident populations with livestock production activities
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    This fact sheet provides a detailed description on the intended support to the livestock sector under FAO Iraq EU funded project "Support to agricultural livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Ninewah Governorate, Iraq". Livestock is a major contributor to income in Iraq, and Ninewa governorate is a major reservoir of livestock in Iraq, mainly of sheep production. Beneficiaries of this intervention will benefit from the provision of veterinary services, processing and marketing, development of fodder crops and other feeding technologies, and training to strengthen their capacity in improved livestock management and hygiene. Extension agents from Ministry of Agriculture, private veterinarians and staff from NGOs and other organizations working with other livestock projects will also benefit from the training sessions and extension manuals and leaflets produced by the project.
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    Capacity-Building to Expand Artificial Insemination Services to Buffalo Herds in Iraq - TCP/IRQ/3601 2020
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    Livestock production in Iraq has great potential to address employment and food security challenges In addition, it provides animal source foods that are essential for the health and wellbeing of the population Among livestock subsectors in the country, that of the buffalo dairy has a unique role in enhancing food security, creating sustainable employment and generating income along value chains in rural and urban areas The national herd of buffalo in Iraq is estimated at 300 000 heads in seven governorates Baghdad, Messan Thiqar Dewania Ninawa, Karkuik and Salah eldine In terms of labour women play a major role in the production, processing and marketing of buffalo dairy products The aim of the project was to raise the potential for domestic food production, and create jobs and income generating livestock activities Indirectly, the project would also contribute to other goals such as upgrading relevant enterprise capacity, creating viable and sustainable activities, improving productivity, and strengthening service capability.

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