Our Work

Agriculture is a vital sector in Iraq as it is the second largest sector contributing to the economy. From being a smallholder-based, food-producing country covering its basic needs, Iraq and the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (KRI) have become major importers of food. The sustainability of the agricultural sector has been systematically undermined by conflict, neglect, and mismanagement, as a result of which the capacity of its farmers to feed the population declined. The gaps in the value chains for major horticulture projects, insufficient deployment of technologies and the dependency on imports have all contributed to reducing competitiveness of Iraqi products. Due to conflict and climate change impact, food security became another concern in Iraq, with the potential to further deteriorate instability. Additionally, the Covid-19 outbreak has adversely impacted food security and the overall nutrition in the country.

The IHD program aims at improving and increasing the production of vegetables and fruits hence, boosting the competitiveness of locally grown agriculture products. This will have a significant impact on the country's deteriorated economy by providing more jobs and income. Stability to farming communities is essential to improve the fragile security in Iraq. We believe that introducing local farmers to contemporary agriculture practices will have a noticeable impact on improving the security situation by contributing to the livelihood of vulnerable communities in Iraq like farmers.