Agriculture Surplus Expected to Triple in International Exports

"We send out between 20-30 trucks of potatoes, from Erbil Alwa Centre, the Arabs buy from our Kurdish farmers,” Murad highlighted”
Flag of Kurdistan Region as a tag on the potatoes net bag (Kurdistan 24)
Flag of Kurdistan Region as a tag on the potatoes net bag (Kurdistan 24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) – In a statement to Kurdistan 24, the Director General of Agriculture Sayed Hemin Murad confirmed that the potatoes production this year is surplus comparing to last and years before.

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“This product needs to be exported abroad, to the south and mid of Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi and United Arab Emirates countries,” Murad added.

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“Also, on daily basis, we send out between 20-30 trucks of potatoes, from Erbil Alwa Centre, the Arabs buy from our Kurdish farmers,” Murad highlighted

According to the sources the agricultural products faced challenges by the local authorities in the mid and south or Iraq.

The Director General of Agriculture revealed further, the Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister is committed to continuously support the farmers. “The farmers expressed their gratefulness,” Murad added

According to the official agricultural sources, last year 12 tons of potatoes were exported to Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar. The agricultural crops from the Kurdistan Region are on demand by the Gulf countries. It is expected that this product is surplus, so triple times will be exported.

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Farmers and their products, factories and all product users will be assisted by the agricultural official offices in different respects, especially, regarding Arabic language and formal written letters, labels and tags.

The 9th Cabinet supports the agriculture sector in the region and facilitated the creative approaches for the relevant partners, shareholders and service users access the demand and supply.