Parliamentary Agriculture: Iraq imported wheat crop in hard currency 1/9/2016
Parliamentary Agriculture: Iraq imported wheat crop in hard currency
1/9/2016 0 Comments
The Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Water parliamentary Furat al-Tamimi, said on Saturday that Iraq is self-sufficient from wheat and barley crops, as revealed that the crop of wheat imports in hard currency, which weigh the burden of the general budget.
He said Tamimi's / scales News /, that "Iraq is trying to increase the production of wheat, the introduction of modern electric techniques and new varieties of high productivity, but this does not provide the demand for wheat, especially in the ration card items," noting that "Iraq imports about more than 5 million tons." .
He added, "The Ministry of Trade to import what Iraq needs of different origins because of the deficit in the production of wheat," expressing his hope that "contributes to the rainy season in achieving large production of wheat and barley to meet the need for attributing the cause to the crop wheat imports in hard currency, which weigh the burden of the general budget." .
He hopes Tamimi, said that "this year will be self-sufficient in wheat crop season," noting that "water scarcity and control terrorist Daash to Mosul and other provinces why Iraq sufficiency of wheat and barley."
And between, "The Iraqi farmer does not use advanced and modern production techniques with the 2 tons per acre, which led to the non-arrival of Iraq to self-sufficiency."