Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import of potato seeds and called for people to rely on local products. Potatoes will be subject to examination by an an ad hoc ministerial committee, according to a Ministry release on Sunday.
“The decision was taken after an important meeting held by the Under Secretary of Agriculture and the Director of the General Horticulture Company, Mahdi Damad al-Qaysi, with the heads of the ministry department,” read the release as received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
The ministry also adopted agro-investments, in coordination with the Higher Committee on Agricultural, for means to develop dates, Iraq’s national product.
( Aswat Al Iraq )