Al Jazeera Irrigation Canal - for UN FAO

Recent work for UN FAO documenting their cash for work project and mine clearance operations on the main Al Jazeera irrigation canal in northern Iraq.

“This area was once known as the breadbasket of Iraq,” said Dr Fadel El-Zubi, FAO Representative in Iraq. “Farms here provided vegetables, wheat and barley for millions of Iraqis, and well-paid work for people from all over the country.”

See additional photos here and read about the project here.

all images ©FAO/Cengiz Yar