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The U.S. Government’s exhibition at the 4th Iraq Agro-Food Expo, organized by the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program, showcases a number of USAID-supported products and programs.

BAGHDAD, November 23, 2011 – The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is participating in the 4th Iraq Agro-Food Expo in Erbil, showcasing the success of the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program and highlighting beneficiaries. The success of this program is an example of US-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, in support of domestic agricultural production in Iraq.

EVENT: The Iraq Agro-Food Fair in Erbil is a unique exhibition designed to be a forum for launching new agricultural products and services.

A USAID delegation visits the Al-Zaytoon Olive Oil Production Facility, part of an association which USAID-Inma supports.

NINAWA - On January 20, 2011, USAID Mission Director Alexander Dickie, accompanied by Matthew Rees, Ubaidullo Mirvaidulloev and Mark Pickett, visited Al-Zaytoon Olive Oil Production Facility. In 2008, USAID's Inma Agribusiness Program provided equipment, technical assistance and business training to Al-Zaytoon Association. The association completed construction of the facility, which opened in 2009, creating eight new jobs. In 2010, the association purchased 75 tons of olives and processed 15,000 liters of virgin olive oil.

Agribusiness training specialist John Jeans delights young children with a viewing of fresh carp from the water tank installation.

ERBIL, 20 November 2008 - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Inma Agribusiness Program supported the vibrant Erbil Agro-Food Expo 2008 - attracting an array of international developers who met first hand with agronomists, business leaders, farming and trade associations, students, and ministry officials from across Iraq.

“Foreign investors came, encouraged to see that security in the region is improving while our local farmers and agricultural students accessed new technology,” said Ministry of Agriculture Director of Relations Ghazi Fiiq.