Whole aims of strategic plan were not implemented, says Agriculture Ministry18/08/2012 15:24
ERBIL, August 18 (AKnews) – The Kurdistan Region's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources said the strategic plan in producing wheat, vegetables and fruits has achieved good results but has yet to achieve its aim due to an insufficient budget.
Sirwan Baban said: "Until now the process of implementing the five-year strategic plan of Kurdistan agriculture has been working in a normal way but the budget provided to the ministry is little.
"Wheat production increased from 300,000 tons to 500,000 tons and vegetable production rose from 55,000 tons to 60,000 tons in the last three years.
"Chicken meat increased from 36,000 tons to 55,000 tons and eggs from 336,000 to 430,000 tons in the same period. These are practical things to improve the agricultural sector in the region.
"In the seventh cabinet of the Kurdistan Region the aims are increasing, especially in food and water security."
In 2012 the Kurdistan Region's budget only eight percent and two percent was allocated for the ministry.
By Fryad Mohammed