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[size=36]European Union supports recovery of agricultural livelihoods in northern Iraq[/size]
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 09:45
On 22 September 2019, Dr. Salah El Hajj Hassan, Representative to Iraq of the Food and Agriculture (FAO) Organization of the United Nations accompanied by FAO team and MOA delegation, met in with Mr. Mansour al-Mareed, Nineveh Governor at his office.
Discussions focused on FAO activities and programmes in Nineveh Province, as well as the challenges that the Nineveh Province faces in the field of agricultural and available water resources. Besides, Dr. Elhajj Hassan presented the EU-FAO project support for the recovery of agricultural livelihoods through the revitalization of food production, value chains, and income generation in Nineveh. Farming families in northern Iraq's Nineveh Governorate will benefit from the EU contribution to FAO to recover agricultural livelihoods. The area, which includes the city of Mosul, was known as the country's ‘breadbasket' before conflict caused widespread damage and displacement.
Dr. El Hajj Hassan assured the Governor that FAO will provide the necessary support to improve the agriculture sector in Iraq. The Governor discussed ways of enhancing and strengthening cooperation and coordination with the FAO and at the end of the meeting; he thanked the FAO delegation and expressed his office's readiness to cooperate fully with the organization for the development of the agricultural sector in Nineveh province.
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