It’s a dire situation in Iraq at the moment – food shortages, fuel shortages, little education and conflict. Many farmers working the land can’t provide enough food for themselves, let alone sell thier produce to others who are starving. An Australian team of researchers are hoping to combat this problem as part of Australia’s aid to Iraq and are helping farmers to improve the production of basic staple foods such as wheat, barley and legumes. In this story is Colin Piggin, who is part of a team of Australian researchers based in Syria and helping to improve agricultural production in Iraq.

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