A virtuous production cycle to relaunch a city and its economic fabric for IDPs and returnees to the Nineveh Plains, Iraq

The goal is to provide livelihood opportunities that contribute to the creation of economic recovery and the full return of Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) to their original homes through the reconstruction of farming businesses. AVSI will work with local actors to create an association that will guide a new investment fund to refurbish 71 small and medium farms, while also fostering civic engagement and social cohesion through community gardens and conflict sensitive life-skills training over two-years. ​By using a Cooperative Profit-Sharing System, AVSI will work with family-owned businesses to restore productive assets and market linkages to “jumpstart” agricultural livelihoods that will allow IDPs to earn income and begin to accumulate assets to rebuild the Qaraqosh economy and re-supply food markets.


  • Iraq>Ninawa


  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development

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