Mosul Recovery: Larus birds are back to Mosul’s river in peace

After the fall of Mosul to ISIS in June 2014, Larus seagulls left the city. Now they are back enjoying a peaceful Mosul. The birds often gather in large numbers on Mosul Lake, particularly in winter.

Mosul Eye contributes to establishing Ashurbanipal Library in Mosul

Mosul Eye is contributing to the establishment of the Ashurbanipal Library opened at the College of Archaeology in Mosul. We’ve delivered books on Iraq’s ancient history donated by Eleanor Coghill, professor of Semitic Languages at Uppsala University, the oldest university in Sweden and all of the Nordic countries still in operation, founded in 1477.

Since the launch of Mosul Eye campaign to revive the libraries of Mosul in late 2016, we’ve delivered more than 70,000 books in various subjects.

Mosul Recovery: A National campaign to remove harmful plants

the Nineveh Directorate of Agriculture has launched a campaign with the farmers of Nineveh to remove harmful plants from 321236 Acre around Nineveh and Mosul farms.

the harmful plants have caused damage to many farms across Nineveh and has prevented farmers from planting. This campaign comes after the reopening of Al Jazira irrigation system. the removing of the harmful plants will start with Chiliwkhan village south west Mosul. the Nineveh Directorate of Agriculture will also provide farmers with the necessary fertilizers to help them cleaning their farms and removing the harmful plants. 65% of Nineveh is agricultural which is the largest across Iraq and has produced around 500 Ton of wheat and barley in 2018.

Mosul Recovery: Honey production in Mosul reaches a record 48,000 kilograms

In 2018, apiculture in Mosul reached record-level honey production of 48,000 kilograms since the occupation of the city by ISIS. Since 2014, large numbers of farms were destroyed across Nineveh.

There are around 800 beekeepers in Mosul and surrounding Nineveh Province who produce honey for local markets across Iraq. In 2014, many of the beekeepers fled the city or had their farms destroyed by ISIS. The reviving of the honey production contributes directly to the revival of the agricultural sector and local markets, also providing more jobs in the city.

Mosul Recovery: King Faisal II bridge reconstruction underway

A local company has begun reconstruction on the historic King Faisal II bridge.

The bridge connects East and West Mosul and is known as King Faisal II Bridge as it was built by him in 1955 and opened in April 1958. It was renamed after the 1958 coup d’etat to Al-Hurriya. the Bridge was heavily damaged by an airstrike during the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS in 2017.

The rebuilding of the bridge will speed up recovery efforts and the return of residents to their homes.

Mosul farmers report unknown infection causing significant damage to potato crop

Farmers from northwest Mosul have complained that their potato crop has been heavily damaged by an unknown infection. Just two days ago something similar happened to the tomato crop in southern Iraq.

Shikhan and Gubba villages are known for producing significant amounts of potatoes that are distributed to local markets across Iraq. The price of potatoes has gone up significantly since reports of the damage.

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