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Cash-for-work initiative aims to develop Iraq’s agriculture sector

Mina Aldroubi writes for The National:

Iraq’s humanitarian crisis remains at alarming levels as years of conflict has left millions at risk of food insecurity.

As the violence continues to force people to abandon their farms and agriculture-based livelihoods, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has teamed up with Zain — a regional mobile telecommunications company — to reconstruct Iraq’s agriculture sector.

The partnership aims to provide 12,000 displaced families in more than 30 villages with access to urgently needed money through a safe cash payment as a means of restarting or expanding their agriculture activities.

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