The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Belgium contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate-induced risks on the livelihoods of wheat farmers | FAO
09 November 2022
To mitigate the impacts of climate-induced risks on the livelihoods of wheat farmers, the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium contributed USD 625 000 through FAO's Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation Activities (SFERA). With this generous contribution, FAO will provide 1 130 vulnerable farming households in Diwaniyah, Erbil and Kirkuk with 226 tonnes of drought-tolerant wheat seed and 169.5 tonnes of fertilizer. Additionally, the project will train national extension service staff and the targeted beneficiaries on climate-smart irrigation management and good agricultural practices. This document provides a brief description of the current context of the intervention and highlights the importance of the contribution in enhancing the resilience of flood-affected communities.