Livestock Increases 150%- Ministry

The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture said that 2008 statistics have revealed a 150% increase in the number of the country’s animals compared to 2001.

This came during a conference organized by the ministry in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The number of livestock increased by 150% in 2008 in comparison to 2001,” a senior under secretary of state in the Ministry of Agriculture, Subhi al-Jameeli, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“A lack of awareness by farmers and peasants in the past was the reason for the drop in livestock numbers in Iraq,” he explained.

( Aswat Al Iraq )

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