The FAO, in cooperation with the Basra Directorate of Agriculture, held today, Tuesday, a practical lecture in one of the orchards of the Shatt Al-Arab district on the operations of serving date palms using scientific methods, with the aim of increasing production as part of the organization's program in southern Iraq for the advancement of date palms.
The date palm expert in the FAO in the Iraq office, Abdel Basset Odeh, told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that today a field day was held in one of the Shatt Al-Arab farms to train agricultural engineers working in the field of agricultural extension to train them on practical practices to serve the taste of date palms, especially thinning, reduction and gagging operations.
He added, 25 agricultural engineers from the governorates of Basra, Dhi Qar and Maysan participated in the field day, as well as 15 farmers, where a field operation was carried out.
Odeh indicated that a field discussion session was held for this work, which falls under the project to develop the value chain for date palms, which is being implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization International, Iraq office in Basra Governorate.
He added that the course focused on managing palm tree stump services in all its details.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency