Flyer: From Farm to Fork - EU Agri-Food Business Development Programme

The European Union in Iraq funds international partners - the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Trade Centre (ITC), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)- under the umbrella of the Agri-food Business Development Programme.

Central to the programme is an agri-food value chain approach that supports stabilization and governance, and promotes sustainable decent job creation.

The programme leverages each of the six agencies’ areas of expertise to address the gaps and opportunities in the private sector and agri-food sector in a coordinated fashion, with a focus on several value chains, including dairy, tomato, date and poultry.

It does so by working closely with the Government of Iraq and partners to facilitate economic reforms, private sector engagement and improve working conditions; building the capacities of public and private actors; supporting smallholder farmers and workers to adopt sustainable farming practices; strengthening small enterprises through technical and financial assistance; and fostering alliances across the value chains.