Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blame it on the weather

"But here in Iraq, one of the places where agriculture was developed more than 7,000 years ago, there are increasing doubts about whether it makes much sense to grow dates — or much of anything for that matter.
As recently as the 1980s, Iraq was self-sufficient in producing wheat, rice, fruits, vegetables, and sheep and poultry products. Its industrial sector exported textiles and leather goods, including purses and shoes, as well as steel and cement. But wars, sanctions, poor management, international competition and disinvestment have left each industry a shadow of its former self." (Thanks D)

1 comment:

Leila Abu-Saba said...

OOOH I need to read your blog BEFORE I read the papers. I just sent you this, not knowing you'd posted it this morning. Ooops!

Sorry. Best wishes to you, Rami.