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IRADA Empowers Iraq's Agricultural Future with Innovative Workshop on Soilless Farming

In a bid to revolutionize agriculture and pave the way for a sustainable future, IRADA organized a highly impactful workshop on soilless farming in the vibrant city of Baghdad. The workshop brought together a diverse audience representing different institutes, NGOs, universities, governmental agencies, local farmers, and entrepreneurs, all eager to explore the potential of hydroponics, aeroponics, and aquaponics. Through informative sessions and live demonstrations, IRADA showcased its commitment to advancing agricultural practices in Iraq and creating a resilient food production system.



The workshop witnessed a remarkable turnout, with passionate individuals converging from various sectors. Men and women from institutes and universities brought their academic expertise, while representatives from NGOs and government agencies shared valuable insights into policy and implementation. The presence of local farmers and entrepreneurs added a practical dimension, ensuring that the workshop's discussions were rooted in the realities of Iraq's agricultural landscape.


The workshop served as a platform for IRADA's knowledgeable staff to elucidate the concepts and applications of soilless farming methods. Hydroponics, the practice of growing plants without soil, was presented as an efficient and water-saving alternative to traditional farming. Attendees learned about the precise nutrient control, minimized resource consumption, and higher crop yields offered by hydroponic systems. Aeroponics, another cutting-edge technique, captivated the audience with its innovative approach. By suspending plants in air and misting the roots with nutrient-rich solutions, aeroponics maximizes oxygen and nutrient absorption, leading to accelerated plant growth. Workshop participants gained a deep understanding of this soilless method's potential to optimize space utilization and reduce water usage while ensuring bountiful harvests. Aquaponics, the integration of hydroponics with aquaculture, offered a fascinating glimpse into sustainable farming practices. Attendees discovered the symbiotic relationship between fish and plants, where nutrient-rich water from aquaculture tanks is circulated to nourish hydroponic plants. This closed-loop system not only provides nutrient-dense produce but also offers a sustainable solution for fish cultivation.


Amidst the enlightening sessions, IRADA proudly showcased its range of innovative products designed to support soilless farming. Attendees were treated to live demonstrations of state-of-the-art hydroponic systems, aeroponic setups, and aquaponic units. The firsthand experience allowed participants to witness the efficiency, productivity, and environmental benefits of these advanced technologies.


In the words of IRADA's CEO, Eng. Hussein Almoosawi, the workshop on soilless farming organized by IRADA signifies a major milestone in the journey towards creating a sustainable agricultural landscape in Iraq. This event successfully united stakeholders from various backgrounds, exposing them to cutting-edge cultivation methods. IRADA's ultimate goal is to revolutionize food production and guarantee food security for the nation. The workshop acted as a catalyst, sparking knowledge sharing, fostering collaboration, and promoting the adoption of modern farming techniques.


The workshop was conducted by IRADA's management, the CEO, Engineer Hussein (left), and the Authorized Director, Mr. Khalid Jawad (right).

With its workshop on soilless farming, IRADA has undoubtedly cemented its position as a pioneer in agricultural innovation in Iraq. By empowering local farmers, educating institutions, and engaging with government agencies and entrepreneurs, IRADA is propelling the nation towards a more sustainable and resilient future. The knowledge shared and the insights gained during this event will undoubtedly contribute to the growth of the soilless farming movement and establish Iraq as a hub for progressive agricultural practices.

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