The Agricultural Guidance and Training Department in the Karbala Governorate represented by the Agricultural Guidance Farm / Desert Division, in coordination with the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, organized a field visit of the Al-Firdaws Agricultural Project (one of the most important strategic agricultural projects in the Holy Shrine), on the importance of using modern irrigation techniques in sustainable agriculture, which is part of the rationalization program for the use of water by following modern methods.
The visit focused on the benefits of using modern irrigation systems (constant and axial spraying), the types and quantities of fertilizers used in fertilizing crops, in addition to the use of fertilizers and their overlap with irrigation operations, and fertilization with micronutrients and scarce nutrients to increase production.
Eng. Adel Malik, Director of Al Liwa International Company, the executing and supervisor of the project, stated: “We received a group of farmers and investors in the desert regions, accompanied by representatives from the Karbala Agriculture Department / Desert Division. They were briefed on the project and the modern and sophisticated technologies used in irrigation, which depend on groundwater and its optimal investment, in addition to the modern machines that contributes to the quality of production and the non-waste of water."
He continued: "At the conclusion of this visit, the participants expressed their great admiration for the effort of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in the agricultural field in general through the Firdaws Project, which is an important addition to the agricultural reality in the governorate. And we assured them that the Holy Shrine is ready to open channels of cooperation with official and private bodies, to exchange experiences and stand together in order to support the country's collective economy, by adopting vital projects that actively contribute to the development of service sectors."