In mid-May, 20 female-only participants followed an inspiring training course in Iraq. The course was given in cooperation with the Dutch NGO ZOA Iraq and the Al Khiamiat Organization for Agricultural Development and Instruction.
The training course is part of a Nuffic-funded, tailor-made training project called "Training female extension staff and business professionals on climate-smart agriculture in Anbar Governorate" in Iraq. As female professionals, female extension workers and business professionals play an important role in reaching female farmers in this region. Female farmers in Iraq are in a vulnerable position, as many of them are returnees and widows who are responsible for the income and well-being of their families.
The training course covered topics related to climate-smart agriculture in Iraq. It was held in Ramadi in central Iraq and covered soil fertility, protected horticulture, animal husbandry and workshops on female farming. The group also responded enthusiastically to an online introduction to CowSignals®.
The project is supported by the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture/Extension Services and the Governorate of Anbar.
For more information, please contact Geerten van der Lugt.