Iraq Horticulture Development Program

The Iraq Horticulture Development Program (IHD) works to boost the Horticulture sector's competitiveness, strengthen the knowledge among farmers on efficient and sustainable horticulture management and increase resilience of market systems. Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and implemented by ECO Consult in cooperation with Delphy, the four-year project will focus on improving and increasing the production of harvest and contribute directly to expanding opportunities in the horticulture value chain through the following key activities:

  • Introducing innovative climate smart agriculture (CSA) technologies
  • Improving postharvest practices for fresh fruits
  • Enhancing knowledge transfer among counterparts and partner organizations

These efforts will 1 create sustainable job opportunities, increase the capacity of farmers and key value chain businesses through knowledge sharing, and facilitate for businesses to sell high quality products domestically and internationally.