For a food-secure future
HSAD works to improve the competitiveness of agricultural value chains and raise the incomes of farmers and agri-businesses. To achieve this requires the creation of an enabling environment - a reform agenda for Iraqi laws and regulations to facilitate effective public sector engagement – and the restructuring and improvement of extension services.
Improved skilling and professional capacity is the key to achieving this positive change. Capacity building activities will target the Ministry of Agriculture to equip officials with the skills to deliver training, accurately assess technology and policy constraints, and promote self-reliance. This will strengthen national ownership and ultimately reduce the need for external support – a key priority of the program. HSAD’s international partners support the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture, the lead organization.
Specific objectives supporting the main aims of the HSAD project include: