Agricultural Policies and Institutions in Iraq- A Historical Perspective
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This report presents the most important agricultural policies implemented in Iraq from 1940 up to date. It is based on a survey conducted by local and international researches has been undertaken to study the interventions of the Iraqi Government. It depicts a complex history of the agricultural policies, where governments have always been concerned about food security, agricultural growth, large-scale agricultural investments, maintenance of agricultural infrastructure, and the functionality of food chains and input markets. Overall, the state control for central procurement and delivery of both input and output chains has prioritized instruments such as input subsidies, price controls, state distribution systems, and others. Various Iraqi governments have this approach from 1950 and up todate.