This project re-cultivated and renovating this olive tree farm in Baashiqa- Nineveh Plain. Historically, the town is famous for farming wheat and barley.
Baashiqa is a town located in the Qaraqosh/Al-Hamdaniya District of the Ninewa Governorate. Bashiqa residents are mostly Yazidis, Assyrians, and Shabaks with a minority of Kurds and Arabs. The town is surrounded by farms of olives and there is a small mountain to the north. The town is well known for its olive trees.
Together with Mosaic Middle East’s project director, our partners Al-Zaiton established a vital connection between the Nineveh agricultural Department and the farms owner to update him on the necessary steps, and new regulations for the farms.
In the second stage, the farm was re-established, and re-cultivated. The farm owners and 15 workers have already benefitted directly, both male and female with different ethnoreligious backgrounds. But now it benefits the wider economy - factory owners, local shop owners and olive oil soap factories in the local region.
- To restore the livelihood of the farmer