Iraq To Reduce Winter Crop Area By 50% Due To Water Shortage - Ministry Statement

Iraqi farmers work in their fields north of Mosul, Iraq May 2, 2018. Picture taken May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Khalid Al-Mousily

Iraq's agriculture ministry said on Sunday it would reduce its 2021-2022 winter crop planting area by 50% due to a water shortage.


The available water in dams and reservoirs can only irrigate around 250,000 hectares of land, a statement by the ministry said.

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