Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization Project, 2007-2011
The Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization (IAER) Project, a partnership between USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Foreign Agriculture Service, was funded by the Department of State in 2007. IAER was designed to address the significant lack of new technology and agricultural education available to rural Iraqi communities by strengthening the Iraqi extension system, which struggled with weak institutional capacity and poor collaboration among its stakeholders. A consortium of land-grant universities implemented the four year project.
IAER’s goal was to facilitate Iraqi rural economic development by revitalizing their agricultural extension system. This goal would be achieved through two objectives: 1) Increase agricultural capacity through science based extension training to Iraqi extension personnel; and 2) Foster effective interagency cooperation and collaboration among Iraqi government agencies to benefit Extension.
IAER Final Report (2).pdf (1.21 MB)