World Food: a sharp decline in rainfall in Iraq

Baghdad-ALSHARQIYA  October 14: The World Food Program confirmed that the lack of rain and drought that Iraq suffered during the last season is the first of its kind in the past 40 years.
The representative of the World Food Program in Iraq, Ali Reda Qureshi, said that the drought affected agricultural production, as the total production of cereals in the country decreased by 38%, indicating that Nineveh Governorate suffered from failure in crop production and lost nearly 70% of its production for wheat and all its production for barley. .
Qureshi stressed that the Iraqi economy was subjected to shocks, the first of which was the negative oil drop, affected by the repercussions of Corona, which further affected the food security of families in poor local communities.


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