A member of the Parliamentary Agricultural Committee, Hussein Mardan, announced on Saturday that they are taking a parliamentary approach to increase the budget for modern agriculture in Iraq to one trillion dinars.
In an interview with Al-Maalouma, Mardan stated that Iraq’s agriculture is facing significant challenges, and the current situation requires a rapid transition to modern agriculture by strategically changing irrigation patterns nationwide and using mobile and fixed sprinklers with government support.
According to him, the Parliamentary Agriculture and Water Committee is working to increase the budget for the sprinkler purchase program. The program aims to allocate a trillion dinars to farmers, as it is an essential part of the country’s food security.
He emphasized that supporting agriculture is a top priority. Changing irrigation patterns can lead to positive outcomes, such as reduced water waste, economic feasibility, and expanding the agricultural map with limited water.
Iraq’s water supply is decreasing due to Turkey reducing the allocation of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in recent months.