ERBIL — Ministry of Agriculture of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) joined The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM - Organics International), the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement.
KRG’s Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources said in a statement that IFOAM - Organics International approved membership of the ministry in the federation.
A high committee for organic agriculture will be created in the Kurdistan Region, the ministry’s statement reads. The committee will be tasked with establishing research centers across Kurdistan Region’s provinces for conducting researches on organic agriculture.
Organic agriculture relies on fertilizers of organic origin and it prohibits or strictly limits synthetic substances in farming.