Iraqi farmers announce a "recovery" due to the import ban: We had a successful season
Economy Farmers Salah al-Din 2021-07-01:55
Shafaq News/ The head of the agricultural associations in Salah al-Din Karim Kurdi announced, on Tuesday, the recovery of the living conditions of the governorate’s farmers as a result of the implementation of the decision to ban the import of fruits and vegetables by the Ministry of Agriculture at a rate of 50%, stressing that the current season is the best in years.
And Kurdi told Shafaq News Agency, "The current season of fruits and agricultural crops is the best in Salah al-Din for many years due to the success of the import ban decision and the recovery of fruit and vegetable prices by 50% over previous seasons."
He achieved many agricultural gains in Salah al-Din, most notably self-sufficiency and financing the governorates of Diyala, Baghdad, Kirkuk and Nineveh with the best crops and high-quality fruits of international origin, which have become approved in most agricultural units in the governorate, most notably Dujail, Balad and Dhuluiya, which are the cities of orchards and the fruit and vegetable exchange.
And Kurdi called for "the continuation of the implementation of import ban mechanisms in all agricultural seasons, taking into account the health of the country."
The farmers and the consumer insisted at the same time,” stressing that
“there are no harm or economic consequences for the consumer due to the high prices of fruits and vegetables, describing them as “acceptable” and equitable compared to imported products.
He added, “Salah al-Din has become a center and a destination for crops.”
And the Ministry of Agriculture decided several months ago to ban the import of 23 foodstuffs (cucumber, eggplant, halana, cauliflower, carrots, buckthorn, potatoes, lettuce, garlic, trees, peppers). Tomatoes, turnips, beets, onions, green beans, honey, dates) while animal products include (table eggs, live chickens, whole slaughtered chicken, chicken pieces, frozen and chilled river fish).
The ban aims to Supporting the local product, raising the standard of living for farmers, and preserving the agricultural sector from collapse and extinction.