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In pictures: Kurdish farmers struggle to compete with cheap imports

By Rudaw 9/7/2018
Farmers in the Kurdistan Region say they are struggling to sell their crops because of low domestic demand and a flood of cheaper imports, especially from Iran.

Iraq buys its tomatoes cheaper from its Iranian neighbor. Kurdish farmers can’t export to neighboring countries like Turkey as they already have strong domestic markets. 

The low demand in Kurdish markets for local produce means many farmers are reducing the size of their crop, as they know it simply won’t sell. 

Photos: Mohammed Shwani | Rudaw

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