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Video: Supporting farmers in Hawija to grow their business

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Hawija once was Iraq’s most prosperous agricultural centre, but violence and climate change have destroyed the livelihoods of farmers and small agribusiness owners in the region.

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Maitham Noory, a livestock farmer in Hawija and a participant in the ‘Blossom Up, Agriculture for Growth’ programme. Image: Frank van Lierde/Cordaid.

To support Hawija in addressing this double burden of conflict and climate adversity, Cordaid joined hands with a number of partner organisations in the programme ‘Blossom Up, Agriculture for Growth’, with the aim of revitalising the agricultural and agri-business sectors.

The project started in September 2022, with UNDP as its implementor, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), provided through KFW Development Bank. UNDP implements this project in partnership with a consortium of Cordaid, Al-Ghad and Delphy.

In this video, you will learn more about Hawija and hear from the participants what the support means to them and how they are working for a brighter future.

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