Baghdad - INA
The Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Karim al-Khafaji, confirmed that Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is following up on the crowding out of the smuggled entering materials.
"The Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Karim Al-Khafaji, met with a delegation from Basra Governorate farmers in the presence of the President of the General Union of Agricultural Associations and the Department for Combating Organized Crime," the ministry’s spokesman, Hamid Al-Nayef, said in a statement.
He added, "Al-Khafaji stressed at the beginning of the meeting his great interest in the obstacles and problems facing Basra farmers, whether in the field of protecting the local product of tomato crop or issues related to agricultural lands."
Al-Khafaji stated that "what the local product is exposed to in terms of crowding out the smuggled materials is the subject of concern and follow-up by the ministry on one side and by the prime minister on the other side, stressing that the most locally supplied products that are exposed to crowding out smuggled materials are the poultry sector and my crops." Tomatoes and potatoes. "