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dc.creatorShideed, Kamelen_US
dc.identifier.citationKamel Shideed. (31/12/1999). The impact of support price policies on cereal production in Iraq. Germany.en_US
dc.description.abstractIraq is classified as a deficit country in food and feed production. Domestic production of food and feed grains is far below the total demand for these crops. As a result, there has been a widening food and feed gap due to a decrease in local production and population growth, as well as growth in per capita income. The main source of the decrease in local production is low yields. For example, yield levels for wheat and barley mostly ranged between 400-800 kg/ha during the period 1967¬1990. Unlike the period before 1987 when most agricultural activities were under government control and operation, the present policy is to vitalize the private sector and encourage investment in agriculture. Though privatization of the agricultural sector has been initiated, the public sector is still handling services such as research, plant and animal protection, financing, provision of some inputs, land reform, and natural resource management practices like land reclamation, drainage, and irrigation. Pricing policies are also administered by the government and used as a tool to enhance domestic food production. Support prices have been high for the major crops: wheat, barley, paddy, corn, cotton, and sunflower. Meanwhile, agricultural inputs, such as fertilizers, seeds, chemicals, machinery, and spare parts are subsidized and distributed by government agencies.en_US
dc.publisherGerman Foundation for International Development (DSE)en_US
dc.sourcep. 199-201en_US
dc.subjectgovernment policiesen_US
dc.subjectfood and feed grainsen_US
dc.titleThe impact of support price policies on cereal production in Iraqen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idShideed, Kamel: 0000-0002-2822-1097en_US
cg.subject.agrovocprice policiesen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US

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