A new online tool that aims to improve decision making in Iraq, was recently launched by HSAD and two of its international partners, the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Iraq’s seed production system has made impressive progress in recent years. Building on this progress, one of the main thrusts of the HSAD program is to lend a hand to help strengthen the production of quality seed in the country. Addressing shortcomings in Iraqi seed production will mean farmers will be able to get good quality seed when they need it.
One of HSAD’s strategic priorities is to support the Government of Iraq and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in the creation of an enabling policy environment to encourage the uptake of new crops and technology packages that can bring more income to farmers and the country’s agricultural sector.
Dr. Mahmoud Solh, Director General of ICARDA, has signed formal agreements with the partners of the Harmonized Support for Agriculture Development (HSAD) project. Since the HSAD project began in 2012, a number of national and international organizations have become involved. Earlier this year each organization defined its role.