Location: Kurdistan Region – Sulaimaniyah
Language: Arabic + Kurdish
Source: A24 subscribers
Restrictions: A24 clients
The Global Hunger Index revealed that Iraq ranks 86 according to data collected by the International Food Policy Research Institute in 2021. Economists stated that Iraq does not have food security. They requested the government to enact laws that promote national produce and agriculture, support farmers and find solutions to water problems in order to achieve food security in Iraq. The Iraqi government is working on approving the food security bill in light of the economic issues caused by international crises and current situation in Iraq.
Soundbite (Hussam Al-Barazanji – Director of Kurdistan Economic Development Organization):
“To achieve food security in Iraq, we need the government to enact laws and implement strategies that promote national produce and agriculture, support farmers and find solutions to water problems.”
Various shots of foodstuffs at the market.
Soundbite (Kaveh Abdullah – Local foodstuff trader):
“Local produce will be first-rate if farmers are supported and provided with electricity, fertilizer and pesticides. Then we would not need to import.”