Iraq: Urban Agriculture for refugees and displaced people

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Since 2015 I have been working in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), developing various urban agriculture projects, including home gardens, small-scale commercial food practices, aquaponics, and academic research. Urban agriculture should be an essential part of any crisis response and designed into all refugee situations no matter how temporary we may first consider them to be. Furthermore, as camps stabilise from tent cities to accidental urban settlements, agriculture, gardens, and trees become essential practices to bring food production, shade, and permanency to streets and home gardens.