PHOTOS: Erbil hosts festival for local agricultural products
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdistan Region's capital Erbil began its annual festival for locally produced agricultural products on Thursday.
The three-day-long festival is being hosted at Erbil's Shanadar Park. It starts in the morning and lasts until late in the afternoon.
Farmers across the region are using the festival to showcase their products. Consumer demand for locally-made produce is growing in the Kurdistan Region.
Kurdish gums, Doogh, nuts, cooking oil, and honey are all displayed in the festival.
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) intends to diversify its hydrocarbon-reliant economy by supporting agricultural initiatives, particularly local farmers.
On Nov. 3, Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani inaugurated an agricultural fair in Erbil that was jointly organized by both the Iraqi and Kurdistan ministries of agriculture.
Halabja Province recently held its annual pomegranates festival, where various kinds of locally-grown fruit were on offer. Thousands, both from inside and outside Halabja, attended.