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Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company Commends Project's Commitment to Agricultural Innovation and Sustainability

Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company Commends Project's Commitment to Agricultural Innovation and Sustainability

July 07, 2024

Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company Welcomes French Consulate Representative in Erbil and Mosul and Delegation from AFD and Mercy Corps as they visited the PERMA Program in Iraq. 

In a significant step towards advancing agricultural development, the Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company recently hosted the representative of the French Consulate in Erbil and Mosul. 

This initiative was undertaken in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps, France, working alongside Nahaar Al-Awrad Company and Beirut Erbil Company to launch several potato cultivation and development projects. 

The delegation from the French Development Agency (AFD) and representatives from Mercy Corps Europe, along with staff and managers from the PERMA (Promoting Economic Revival and Modern Agriculture) program under Mercy Corps Iraq, recently visited agricultural projects in Iraq. 

Mercy Corps, through the PERMA program, has launched an initiative to support industrial potato farming in the governorates of Nineveh and Salah al-Din. This project employs a contract farming model in collaboration with Nahaar Al-Awrad Company and Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company. 

The primary goal is to enhance access for low-income farmers to high-quality agricultural inputs and connect them with major companies and suppliers, such as the Al-Awrad Group.

Mr Abbas Alrade CEO of Nahar Alawrad co with Mr. SNRECH Serge from AFD

Mr Abbas Alrade CEO of Nahar Alawrad co with Mr. SNRECH Serge from AFD

The delegation included esteemed members such as:

  • Hassan Bashar, Iraq (AFD) Nicolas Tremblay (AFD)
  • Serge Snrech (AFD) Barbara Scola, Senior
  • Strategic Partnerships Officer (Mercy Corps Europe)
  • Bertrand Effantin, Senior Representative, France and Switzerland (Mercy Corps Europe)
  • Robert Dolan, Team Lead PERMA
  • Oryem Peter, Agribusiness Manager PERMA
  • Ahmed Abdulbaset, PERMA Junior Program Manager
  • Tahseen Hassan Ahmed, PERMA Intervention Lead
Mr.Shaban Alnahar CEO of B.E.P.P with Barbara Scola, Senior Strategic Partnerships Officer (Mercy Corps Europe)

Mr.Shaban Alnahar CEO of B.E.P.P with Barbara Scola, Senior Strategic Partnerships Officer (Mercy Corps Europe)

This initiative is a significant step towards revitalizing agriculture in the region by providing farmers with the necessary resources and connections to thrive. By improving access to high-quality inputs and establishing strong links with key players in the industry, the project aims to boost the productivity and income of local farmers. The collaboration between international development agencies and local companies underscores the importance of strategic partnerships in fostering economic growth and sustainability.

Mr.Shaban Alnahar CEO of B.E.P.P with Oryem Peter, Agribusiness Manager PERMA

Mr.Shaban Alnahar CEO of B.E.P.P with Oryem Peter, Agribusiness Manager PERMA

The visit by the AFD and Mercy Corps representatives highlights the ongoing efforts and commitment to improving agricultural practices and livelihoods in Iraq. The success of this program could serve as a model for similar initiatives in other regions, promoting economic development and food security.

Mr Abbas Alrade CEO of Nahar Alawrad co with Nicolas Tremblay (AFD)

Mr Abbas Alrade CEO of Nahar Alawrad co with Nicolas Tremblay (AFD)

The Beirut Erbil Potato Products Company extends its best wishes for the continued success of this vital project, demonstrating a shared dedication to innovation and sustainable development in agriculture.

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