Seeds of Kurdistan

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This site is dedicated to the farmers, farmland, and rich agricultural history of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Seeds of Kurdistan was created as a sister site to The Iraqi Seed Project- a documentary film and web resource that follows the history of farming in the Fertile Crescent.

We wanted to create a separate site for Iraqi Kurdistan because of its unique geographic and regional conditions, and because of the special role agriculture holds for Iraqi Kurds. Until the 1960s 66% of Kurdistan's population were farmers, today that number has fallen to 17%.

Seeds of Kurdistan is a growing resource and media project that highlights the accomplishments of Kurdish farmers as they build their agricultural sector.
Farmers from the Agricultural Extension Program in Erbil.

Farmers from the Agricultural Extension Program in Erbil.


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