FAO in Iraq

FAO is working to ensure that its emergency, relief, recovery, rehabilitation, development and policy programmes are better linked together in its country programmes. The Country Programming Framework 2013 - 2017 between FAO and the Government of Iraq look to cut across the conventional divide between emergency and recovery interventions as well as development programmes, with a growing leadership and accountability of FAO’s decentralized offices with the support function of the Organization’s headquarters.

Three priority areas

Based on FAO strengths and appreciating the needs of Iraq, the Iraq’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) is organized around the following 3 major priority areas:

  1. Agriculture sector, food security, policy development 
  2. Building up the investment projects’ portfolio for agricultural development 
  3. Technical assistance, normative work and guidance on sub-sector & cross-cutting themes & issues