After a Year of Hard Work, this Women’s Cooperative Harvested its Crops

This is a translation of an Arabic article by Sulafa Abdul-Rahman that first appeared on Hawar News on 12 June, 2017

A women’s agricultural cooperative in Qamishlo [Qamişlo / Qamishli / Al-Qamishli] finished its harvest and the dividends will be distributed equally among the all the members. The cooperative planted 420 hectares of agricultural land in Qamisho, of which 180 hectares was in the village of Himo that belongs to Qamishlo. 70 hectares of land were planted with lentils and 180 hectares with wheat.

As harvest season began, the women who are members of the cooperative went to the farms in Qamishlo to start the harvest and then head to Tirbespiye [Tirbespî / Al-Qahtaniyah] for more crops.

The produce was stored after the harvest was finished, to be packaged and shipped later.

The Economic Committee of Kongreya Star formed the cooperative last October and the number of members reached 30 last year, while this year it increased to 160 members.