The effects of the drought on farmers

The water and climate crisis in Iraq continues to affect more farmers as a record low of rainfall has affected their incomes and forced them to move away towards the city.

Faleh Obeid, a member of the farming community, and Abu Abbas Al Juboury, the president of the Union of Agricultural Associations of the district of Al-Qassim, share their frustrations on how the drought has affected their work and livelihood in the Babylon governorate. With the increase in temperatures, farmers are struggling to make ends meet, and feel the pressure to change profession and to move to areas that have better access to water.

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