Coll 54/2 'Middle East (Official) Committee: Working Party' [308v] (616/642)
The record is made up of 1 file (320 folios). It was created in 11 Apr 1949-13 Apr 1950. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.
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are not yet in sight*
In audition to the possibilities of
expanding irrigated cultivation, described in
paragraph (a) above, there are great possibilities
of agricultural development in the rainfall zone
in Northern Iraq. In this area it is estimated
that the total cultivable land is about 10
million acres, while the total land at present
cultivated annually is only about l-§- million acres.
There are also considerable possibilities of
livestock and fishery development, while agricultural
pest control is an outstanding need in Iraq.
Development of Iraq’s agriculture cannot take place
on a short-term basis, since the first requirements
are (a) research into agronomic factors, pest
control, livestock improvement, soil chemistry, plant
breeding and plant physiology; (b) a great expansion
of agricultural extension work; (c) a gradual
expansion of mechanisation; (d) land tenure reform,
to break down the power of the Sheikhs, improve the
position of the small cultivator, and make possible
the development of State land; and., as a corollary
to such reform, legislation to forestall speculation
in land made cultivable by development.
Recruitment of Experts :
In recognition of the importance of the first two
requirements, however, the Iraq Government have during
the past three years asked His Majesty’s Government to
recruit for them some 25 senior British agricultural
experts to serve in their Ministry of Economics. After
an extensive and difficult search, candidates were
/ were found
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The file contains papers relating to the Working Party of the Middle East (Official) Committee. It mainly consists of Working Party papers received by the Commonwealth Relations Office, and a register of these papers with notes at the back of the file.
The file includes agendas for meetings of the Working Party. It also includes papers circulated to members of the Working Party for consideration at meetings, relating to the following subjects: economic and social development in the Middle East in general; the Iraq Central Development Board; the question of an International Bank Loan for Iraq; a visit to Bahrain in January/February 1949 by Matthew Thomas Audsley; the Persian [Iranian] Seven-Year Plan; employment of British experts in the Middle East; a survey of the oil resources of the Middle East; and economic factors in Middle East development.
In addition, the file includes papers relating to economic and social development of the following places: Iraq; Greater Transjordan; Saudi Arabia; Cyrenaica, Tripolitania [Libya], Eritrea, and Somalia; the Colony of Aden and the Aden Protectorate; the Lebannon; Ethiopia; Sudan; and Yemen.
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- 1 file (320 folios)
The papers are arranged in reverse chronological order from the front to the rear of the file.
Numbers in red pen on the top right hand corner of items in the file refer to entries in the register of papers received by the Commonwealth Relations Office at the back of the file.
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Foliation: the foliation sequence (used for referencing) commences at the front cover with 1, and terminates at the last folio with 320; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio.
A previous foliation sequence, which is also circled, has been superseded and therefore crossed out.
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