This manual was prepared to assist USAID-Inma field staff in working with cooperating growers. It does not cover all issues or answer all questions. The USAIDInma horticulture team or Ministry of Agriculture specialists can be consulted to answer additional questions.
Onions clearly represent an excellent opportunity for crop diversification for Iraqi farmers. Farm gate prices for onions have shown an upwards trend since 2009 following changes in policies in Iran and Syria that significantly reduced subsidies on onions.