Iraqi Agriculture Calls for the Formation of a Specialized Committee to Market the Crops of Dates
|April 22, 2012||Filled under Iraq Daily News|
Baghdad, (Rn) – The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, the Council of Ministers set up a committee specializing in the marketing of crops of dates in the country, pointing out that the process is outside the specialization.
According to the Director General of the palms at the Ministry of Agriculture, the full clutch-Dulaimi told the Kurdistan News (Rn), that “the Iraqi government demand the formation of a joint committee of the Ministries of Commerce and Agriculture has authority to buy cold storage that keeps the crops dates from the damage.”
Dulaimi said that “Iraq has a big problem in the marketing of crops, dates, especially in light of the existence of major problems in the cutting process is studied for the palm by farmers, “adding that” the marketing of dates falls within the specialty of the Ministry of Trade, but they Do not have an infrastructure through which you can expand the marketing and sale dates.”
It was Iraq’s production of dates reached during last season’s 140 thousand tons, while the percentage of damage from the production of more than 30 thousand tons due to poor storage.
The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture has allocated 750 million dinars for the rehabilitation of palm groves in the governorates (Baghdad, Diyala, Babil, Karbala, Basra and Dhi Qar.)
The General Authority of the palms of the Ministry of Iraqi agriculture had earlier objected to the size of the financial allocations for the current year, which amounted to two billion dinars, and called for the allocation of 4 million JOD the lowest-estimate them.
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