Publication Date

2003

Document Type

Report

DAFWA Collections

Grains and field crops

Publisher

Department of Agriculture Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

As Iraq enters a new phase in its history, Australia is poised to play a leading role in the reconstruction of Iraq's agricultural sector. Initially, food security will be the main priority with later phases of the development process concentrating on harnessing agriculture as an engine for economic growth and poverty alleviation.

Western Australia has a long tradition of supplying countries of the Middle East with high quality foodstuffs and in implementing agricultural development projects. The Middle East is one of Western Australia's key trading partners, consuming an annual food production valued in excess of $1 billion. In recent times, Western Australia has been a consistent exporter of wheat to Iraq, in addition to supplying machinery and seeds for developing agriculture.

Number of Pages

30

Keywords

Western Australia, Iraq, Agriculture.

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