We Take Care of the Land as the Land Has Taken Care of Us

Stories of Agriculture and Resitance from Kurdistan and Iraq

We invite you to travel with us through the history of agriculture in Kurdistan and Iraq, through four stories of farmers from different regions across a geographical expanse that was once known as the fertile granary of the Mesopotamian region. Over the last century this land has suffered from severe exploitation and mismanagement. Iraq’s agriculture continues to be impacted by past and current wars, climate change and resource misuse, toxicity released through oil fields, pesticides, the impact of dams built upstream, and drone attacks. Once a rich agricultural land, Iraq has become a country dependent on food imports. From colonial times until today, these stories talk about farmers' struggles to preserve their land, their livelihoods, and their heritage in the face of political, economic and climate challenges. 

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