Reviving Iraq through Conservation Agriculture (ICARDA) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Restoration of agriculture is central component of reconstruction efforts in Iraq.

Even before the conflict, agriculture’s contribution to the Iraqi economy had been declining due to ineffective policies. And the conflict has pushed the agricultural sector into further disarray. Assessing the damage alone is a complex task.

But today, there are signs that Iraq’ agriculture maybe coming back, as it begins to employ more people.

ICARDA has been expanding conservation agriculture in Ninawa province in northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Conservation agriculture is an approach to managing agro-ecosystems for improved and sustained productivity, while simultaneously preserving and enhancing the environment...