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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

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Evaluating the Impacts of Development on Agricultural Land

Volume 5 - Issue 1

Serwan MJ Baban*

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    • Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

    *Corresponding author: Serwan MJ Baban, Head of the Policy Unit, Office of the Prime Minister, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq

Received: October 15, 2018;   Published: October 22, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2018.05.000203

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In developing nations like the Kurdistan region in Iraq, experience shows that, during the initial phases of development, urban expansion becomes a top priority and as a consequence agricultural land is often considered as a set aside for forthcoming urban expansion. Hence, agricultural lands are at risk due to the loss of land to urbanization. The Kurdistan region in Iraq is highly suited for agriculture as it boasts significant areas of arable land, fertile soil and various micro-climatic zones [1,2].

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