Welcome to the Iraq Salinity Platform

Here you will find all the background material generated in this two-year project including maps, survey information, background technical papers and supporting material produced by the research team.
Research materials are:


This research presents technical and socio-economic assessment of current salinity problems in Iraqi agriculture. It proposes possible solutions that are cost-effective and have the highest benefit for the local farming communities. The project scales are: the Mesopotamian Plain, the Irrigation District level, Farmer’s field.


The Iraq Salinity Project is an initiative of Government or Iraq, Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources, Higher Education, Environment, and Science and Technology, and an international research team led by ICARDA- the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, in partnership with the University of Western Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research organization (CSIRO) of Australia, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka, and the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) , Dubai, United Arab Emirates.This research is funded by the Australian Centre for International Research (ACIAR), AusAID and the Italian Government.