Duration: January 2020 - January 2024
Client & Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
The Iraq Horticulture Development Program (IHDP) aims at increasing the horticulture sector's competitiveness and expanding opportunities in the value chain through introducing innovative climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and efficient irrigation, improving postharvest practices and promoting knowledge transfer among counterparts and partner organizations.
Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and implemented by ECO Consult in cooperation with Delphy, the four-year project focuses on increasing production volumes and quality and introducing improved postharvest management systems. The Project aims to advance the sector through:
- Introducing innovative climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies
- Improving postharvest practices
- Enhancing knowledge transfer among counterparts and partner organizations
These efforts will create sustainable job opportunities, increase the capacity of farmers and key-value chain businesses through knowledge sharing and facilitate the entry of the private sector to compete in higher end domestic and international markets.