and Food Security
most of its history, Iraq has maintained a strong agricultural heritage.
Unfortunately, during the previous regime, investments and resources were
diverted away from farming and food production. Rebuilding Iraq's agricultural
infrastructure is now a major priority.
FAS is working in close partnership with other
agencies in the U.S. government to assure the food security of the people
of Iraq right now and for the future.
In 2006, FAS placed its first agricultural
advisors on provincial reconstruction teams (PRTs)
The FAS personnel on PRTs work actively with
other U.S. agencies, the U.S. military, aid
organizations and the Iraqi government to help
Iraq harness its economic potential to recreate
jobs and other opportunities for its people. FAS
is working to support Iraq's agricultural sector
by assessing needs, sharing technical expertise,
and developing projects. Iraq Fact Sheet (.pdf)
Once in a Lifetime -- USDA Agricultural Advisors
Photographs of USDA PRT Work in Salah ad Din
News About Iraqi
Trade How-To's for U.S.
Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics:
- CIA Fact Book:
General Information about Iraq
- U.S. Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Background on Foreign
Policy With Iraq
Partners in Humanitarian
Humanitarian Assistance for the People of Iraq (Last updated July 2003)