Review of National Regulatory Frameworks and Structures in the Agriculture Sector: A Study on Agriculture Sector Compliance and Evidence-Based Recommendations - Republic of Iraq (2022)
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The study reviews the national regulatory frameworks and structures in the agriculture sector, and presents analysis of the institutional framework and practices relevant to agriculture workers’ access to employment, training opportunities, enterprise development, working conditions and rights.
ILO commissioned SREO Consulting to conduct a detailed review and mapping of the policy, legislative and regulatory framework relevant to the agriculture and agri-food sector in Iraq. This included an analysis of the institutional framework and practices relevant to agriculture workers’ access to employment, training opportunities, enterprise development, working conditions and rights. Through identifying existing gaps, needs and entry points for programming and policy advocacy, the study helps contribute to and update agriculture sector compliance in Iraq.
The study involved a macro-level analysis of the sector in Federal Iraq and further delved into the context specific to Basra governorate targeting analysis of the tomato, dairy and date sub-sectors.
Following two tripartite validation workshops with government stakeholders, workers’ and employers’ organizations to discuss key findings and collaborate on formulating recommendations to enhance regulatory framework and address gaps/challenges identified, the ILO updated and developed agriculture compliance model checklists, tailored to the context in Iraq.