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  • Good morning to all and thank you for attending this final stakeholders meeting.
    I would like to renew our thanks to Dr. Mahdi El Kaisey and the Ministry of Agriculture for its continuous support throughout the implementation of the project.
    A note of thanks goes to USAID who made this project possible with its funds. We are grateful to the USAID team here in Iraq (The Mission Director Sarah Ann Lynch, Jeff Levine, Eric Milstrey, William Sedlak, Mohammad Elwadie, Iman Shayeb and recently Rebecca Jones) for their close follow-up and backstopping.
    Thanks also to our implementing partners: the consortium of 4 US Universities (Florida, Texas AM, California Davis and Illinois Urbana Ch.) who supported the project in the extension activities and our sister organization IFPRI who assisted the project on issues related to policy.
    I will now briefly give a brief overview of what the project was able to achieve during its 20 month lifetime.
  • The main goals of HSAD are:

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  • Here we can see how the main activities of HSAD were distributed over the country.

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  • COMING TO THE SPECIFIC ACTIVTIES:

    CONCERNING THE IMPROVED WHEAT SEEDS,

    OVER 17,400 TONS OF CERTIFIED SEED HAVE BEEN PRODUCED. THESE WILL SERVE OVE 100,000 HA DURING THE NEXT SEASON

    3147 METRIC TONS OF WHEAT SEEDS HAVE BEEN CLEANED AND UPGRADED USING MOBILE SEED CLEANERS THAT WHERE MADE OPERATIONAL BY HSAD.
    THIS ACTIVITY INVOLVED 315 FARMERS OF THE IKR

    VARIETY EVALUATION TRIALS WERE CARRIED OUT BOTH ON DURUM AND BREAD WHEAT (THE GENOTYPES WERE PROVIDED BY ICARDA AND THE NARS)



  • Here we can see the achievements in the activities related to the Integrated Pest Management in Date Palm orchards:

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  • WITHIN THE CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE AND WATER HARVESTING COMPONENTS

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  • WITHIN THE POLICY SECTOR THAT WAS IMPLEMENTED IN COORDINATION WITH IFPRI, HSAD PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING:

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  • THESE ARE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OBTAINED IN THE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SECTOR, DURING THE 20 MONTHS OF THE PROJECT:

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  • HERE ARE SOME STATISTICS RELATED TO THE TRAINING ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED IN THE FRAMEWORK OF HSAD:

    A TOTAL OF 2,193 PEOPLE RECEIVED SOME KIND OF TRAINING

    THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS PER COURSE WAS BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERSONS

    THE FINAL CHART SHOWS THE GENDER DISTRIBUTION IN THE COURSES WITH AN AVERAGE PRESENCE OF WOMEN OF AROUND 20%

  • ONCE AGAIN I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE IRAQI MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE THAT PROVIDED HSAD BOTH WITH THE INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT AND WITH THE PERSONNEL AND FACILITIES TO CARRY OUT THE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES.
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    • 1. Harmonized Support for Agricultural Development in Iraq (HSAD) FINAL STAKEHOLDERS MEETING BAGHDAD, JUNE 10-11, 2014
    • 2. HSAD Objectives  To assist the Ministry of Agriculture identify and address constraints to the greater competitiveness of selected agricultural/agribusiness value chains  To generate higher incomes for smallholder farmers and increase profitability of agribusinesses  To strengthen and modernize Iraq’s Agricultural Extension Service  To promote sustainable management of natural resources 2
    • 3. Activities Regions Activities Central and Southern Iraq Strengthening date palm commodity value chain • Integrated Pest Management on date palm • Date palm tissue culture Iraqi Kurdistan Region Promoting sustainable management of natural resources and increasing land and water productivity: • Conservation Agriculture • Water harvesting National level • Improving wheat seed varieties • Upgrading seed infrastructure – equipment and expertise • Policy activities – seeds, wheat and date palm • Extension capacity building 3
    • 4. HSAD achievements 4
    • 5. 5  17,400 MT of certified (commercial) seed produced (more than 100,000 ha will be served next season)  3,147 MT wheat seed processed and upgraded using mobile seed cleaners  Variety evaluation trials on 270 durum and bread wheat genotypes provided by ICARDA and on 216 genotypes provided by the National Agricultural Research System  Demonstration of new wheat varieties to farmers in 12 different locations What has been achieved Production of Improved Wheat Seeds
    • 6. 6  97 officials and 315 farmers trained on the operations of Mobile Seed Processing Units  Staff trained and 11 seed processing plants evaluated  Improved capacity of 316 MoA1 and MoAWR2 staff on Seed Production and Certification and processing  Purchase of seed lab equipment (5 sets) to strengthen quality seed capacity of the MoAWR  Purchase of 4 plot seeders to strengthen the variety development and breeder seed production programs 1 Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture 2 Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Upgrading National Seed Infrastructure Greater national capacity for reliable access for farmers to quality seeds What has been achieved
    • 7. 7  Demonstrated control of Dubas bug and Lesser date moth in four locations (Basra, Karbala, Anbar, Meysan, Babel, Baghdad)  Trained 277 between staff and farmers on IPM for date palm and 35 extension agents on the production & use of organic fertilizers for crop and environment management  Tested/validated solar light traps as most economical and effective control for date palm borers  Purchased 30 solar light traps for farmers  321 farmers over 504 ha directly benefitted from and accepted the IPM technology  16 MoA staff sent to India to be trained on bio-fertilizers and bio-pesticides in agriculture, mass rearing for IPM and bio- organic fertilization in agriculture  Production of an IPM manual Strengthening Date Palm Value Chain: Integrated Pest Management What has been achieved
    • 8. 8  Survey and rehabilitation of the tissue culture facility in Basra  Trained Baghdad and Basra lab staff on micro-propagation protocol for date palm as per international standards  Help set up links between the public labs and the private sector  Follow-up and guidance on increasing production efficiency and trouble shooting Strengthening Date Palm Value Chain: Tissue Culture Stronger date palm value chain What has been achieved
    • 9. 9  Four conventional seeders converted to ZT seeders, tested and delivered; Six ZT seeders purchased  23 MoAWR staff trained on CA principles and applications;  22 farmers trained on CA via on- farm demonstrations  Machinery survey carried out in the IKR with analysis and recommendations for the future development of CA activities  Complete assessment of two sites for water harvesting hill lakes and tender documents delivered  30 trainees trained on rainwater management in Erbil Conservation Agriculture and Water Harvesting What has been achieved
    • 10. 10  Assistance to the MoA in finalizing the Seed Law Implementing Regulations  Delivered study on the Iraqi wheat seed policy  Baseline surveys - data collection and analysis on wheat and date palm value chains  Developed the Iraq Spatial, a geo- spatial “one-stop” resource to inform policies on food security and nutrition  Developed the Iraq Social Accounting Matrix Enabling Institutional and Policy Reforms What has been achieved
    • 11. 11  1,420 participants (20% women) trained in Ag-Extension  Info tech (ICT) training and development of the new Ag-Extension website  19 Ag-extension agents trained on Video Production & Script Writing  Introduced a strategy to coordinate Ag- Extension and Research Strengthening Agriculture Extension Services Making a long-lasting difference in Extension What has been achieved
    • 12. What has been achieved Training activities and Workshops
    • 13. National & Regional Support for HSAD  Both ministries mobilized the relevant departments to work in the different activities of HSAD HSAD received full support from both the MoA & MoAWR (IKR) since inception From the Iraqi Government
    • 14. THANK YOU

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