Strawberries are loved ’round the world. If they are affordable, people will buy and consume them on a regular basis practically everywhere. Now, by the gracious use of America’s collected taxes, the USAID program is funding success for farmers in Iraq. As reported by the Iraq-Business News, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, successfully supported domestic agricultural production of strawberries in Iraq.
The “USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program introduced to Iraq efficient production techniques and a high-yield plant variety developed in California that is suited to the local market due to its firmness, size and tolerance of heat.” The techniques have been applied to over 120,000 strawberry plants, and two of the original nine farmers have been able to sustain the techniques, expand their operations, and reap handsome profits. For the full story, see the complete article here: More Profits For Iraq’s Strawberry Farmers Thanks To USAID