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USDA at Work for Agriculture in Iraq

Category Agriculture

The Iraqi agriculture sector suffers from outdated technology, inadequate farm credit, and a general state of disrepair in the irrigation and greater agricultural infrastructure. In addition, Iraqi government policies distort markets and undermine productivity. The effects of war, sanctions, inadequate fertilizer availability, inferior seed varieties, and mounting soil salinity have also made success in production agriculture more challenging. In this context, USDA plays an important role in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives in Iraq.