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Bahçê Demsal

Bahçê Demsal (Seasonal Garden) is a vegetable production project in Tirbespiyê that has contributed to fulfilling part of the region's need for vegetables over the last few years. The project was established in 2015 by the women's economy committee as part of supporting projects that contribute to the strengthening of the women's economy. It is based on the technique of greenhouses, in addition to traditional agriculture, and produces different kinds of seasonal vegetables.

This report was published by Hawar News on 30 March, 2020

The cultivation of vegetable project in Tirbespiyê area contributes in fulfilling part of the region’s need for seasonal vegetables, in addition to securing jobs for women.

Reliance on local production and economic self-sufficiency is a priority for the Autonomous Administration stakeholders, especially under embargo conditions in the region, as well as the high prices of imported materials from abroad.

The [Bahçê Demsal] project of the vegetables production in Tirbespiyê is an important project, and over the past years, it has contributed to fulfilling part of the region’s need for vegetables.

The project was established in 2015 by the women’s economy committee as part of supporting projects that contribute to the strengthening of the women’s economy.

 It is based on the technique of greenhouses, in addition to traditional agriculture, and produces different kinds of seasonal vegetables.

Overseen by a team of engineer women, workers and engineers, the project has over the past years provided employment opportunities for many women.

This project began marketing production over the past week to the markets of Tirbespiyê region. According to some supervisors, its production initially amounted to about one and a half tons, of different kinds of vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes. Today, at the peak production, it produces about 6 tons, that fulfills the needs of the region and contributes to lower prices.

Ahin Shukri Hussein, the manager of the project, said that women are managing the field through workers, engineers and self-efforts, and stressed that work is going on in the field, taking into account preventive measures related to the prevention of coronavirus.

Salam Haidar Ibrahim, an engineer who oversees the project, said that they grow some vegetables inside greenhouses, such as cucumbers, tomatoes and zucchini, while others are grown outside plastic homes such as peppers, onions and garlic.

Salam said the project’s supervisors avoid using hormones and other chemicals in agriculture.