Livelihood and Agricultural Program 

ISIS attack on the minorities communities caused total devastation to livelihood and agricultural sector, which was the backbone of economy for most of the communities effect by war.   


We believe that people should be assisted to gain their living from their land or animals. This is why we prioritized support in these two key areas of economy.  In addition to the direct programming implemented by Yazda, we also provide data and advocate for more funding to restore lives for thousands of people. 


Our Current Projects for 2018 and 2019 

  1. Olive Grove Project targeting rehabilitation of 17000 Olive trees in Bashiqa, Iraq. 

    • Four years of ISIS control on Bashiqa and military operations and displacement of populations, have severely affected food security and agricultural production in Bashiqa which relies on Agriculture and Olive makes a substantial economic and heritage factor of the mixed town of Yazidis, Christians, Muslims and Shabak minorities. 

    • We are hiring 420 local workers  from vulnerable households to meet their immediate needs through daily cash for work. With our partners, we will be drilling of 2 new boreholes and rehabilitation of 6 km of soil canals and 200 m of concrete canals will reactivate the supply of water to 84 hectares of land utilized by 130 farmers and impact the production potential of 17,000 olive trees. 

    • Yazda is a the implementing partner with People in Need (PIN) and the program is funded by World Food Programme (WFP). 

  2. ASB - Yazda Partnership to support Livelihood in Sinjar, Iraq

    • The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the revitalization of the local economic fabric and the fight against poverty in the project region.The specific objective of the project is to support the development of sustainable and resilient livelihoods in the project region by promoting sustainable, conservational agriculture and the creation of jobs and income opportunities in small private business enterprises.

    • The project will start in January 2019 in a partnership between Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Deutschland e.V. and Yazda. 


Previous Projects: 

Extensive livelihood Project with UNDP ​

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Contact Us:

United States 

Yazidi Cultural Center

300 N 27th St Suite C

Lincoln, NE 68503

United States​



Z12/36/3 KRO-Hano Street, 27st, Duhok, KRI, Iraq


Flat 3, First Floor, Buidlin number 3, Salahia Complex, Baghdad-Iraq

Houston Office

P.O.Box. 771448 

Houston, TX 77215

USA and Canada: +1 (832) 298-9584


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