Hope For Iraq Short Ver

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The story of agricultural reconstruction in Iraq as coordinated by the US Department of State and USDA, 2008.

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Hope For Iraq Short Ver

  1. 1. Reconstruction in Iraq: Hope for the People Jim Conley Are We Making Progress? Sorry for the bar charts J U.S. Troop Deaths New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update
  2. 2. Iraqi Security Forces Troop Deaths New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Iraqi Civilian Deaths from War New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Iraqi Security Forces New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Iraqi Security Forces in Top 2 Tiers Readiness New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Number of “Sons of Iraq” New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Number of “Sons of Iraq” paid by Iraqi Gov’t New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Oil Production (millions barrels/day) New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Trained Iraqi Judges New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Unemployment Rate (%) New York Times, Dec 29, 2008. The State of Iraq: An Update Matching Funds:
  3. 3. GOI Spending Exceeds USG Appropriations Reconstruction in Iraq Current Approaches to Reconstructing a War-torn Country Provincial Reconstruction Team  Military-Civilian team  Provincial presence  Role: ‘not to replace the government, but to improve the governing capacity”
  4. 4.  Stabilize & reconstruct  Provincial stability – military (both)  Help establish/improve local government  Facilitate reconstruction  Basic services  Economic development PRT Basic Organization US Civilians, Coalition, LES, BBA Native Speakers on PRT  BBA  Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural Advisors  Iraqi born, but not Iraqi citizens
  5. 5.  i.e. Iraqi-American, Iraqi-Canadian, etc.  LES  Locally Employed Staff  Iraqi citizens working inside/outside of the PRT PRT Basic Organization US Civilians, Coalition, LES, BBA Agricultural Projects  Beekeeping  New crop varieties  Hoop houses  Drip irrigation  Irrigation efficiency
  6. 6.  Poultry co-ops  Equipment maintenance  Date cultivation  Cold storage  Veterinary clinics  Soil test kits  Farm cooperative  Cold storage  Hygenic slaughter  Food processing Euphrates Fish Farm
  7. 7. Re-opening May 26, 2008 Diyala Province: Date & Vegetable Growers July 22, 2008
  8. 8. Beekeeping Baquba July 23, 2008

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