Farmers and herders in Iraq in dire need of support
©FAO/Rosetta Messori
10 November 2014, Rome/Cairo--- Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities. This is part of an FAO effort aimed at reinforcing food production and helping people recover. But the Organization is warning that an additional $38.5 million in support is urgently needed to prevent the country's agricultural sector from collapsing and an already-worrisome food security situation from further degenerating.

Fadel El Zubi is FAO’s representative for Iraq, on the phone from Amman, Jordan.
5min. 50sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Emergencies/Crises, Food Security, Hunger & food insecurity, Rural or agricultural development
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
Reference: 10821