Supporting Economic Development in the Ninawa Plains Through Restoration of Sustainable Livelihoods: The overall objective is to contribute to the agricultural development and overall economy recovery of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in the Ninewa Plains of Iraq. The proposed intervention serves approximately 1300 beneficiaries and contribute to the replacement and rehabilitation of assets and infrastructure related to specified agricultural value chains as well as water supply infrastructure for irrigation in the target areas. Mercy Hands focus on livestock more generally (poultry, sheep, goats, cows) as well as fruit /olive orchards and greenhouses. The proposed intervention includes a vocational training for construction techniques and facilitate access to grants for SMEs, so that they can start, or re-start their livelihoods activities. Business management training will be given to all beneficiaries on varying scales.

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