U.S. EMBASSY BAGHDAD
Office of the Spokesman
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 9, 2011
More Profits For Iraq’s Strawberry Farmers Thanks To USAID Program
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Business is flourishing for some of Iraq’s strawberry farmers thanks to higher-yield varieties and new growing techniques provided by the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The success of this program is an example of U.S.-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, to support domestic agricultural production in Iraq.
Since the program’s inception, the two most successful farmers have expanded their strawberry operations and have substantially increased their income.
Hurray! No more worries in Iraq!