The society was established in
1999 as per the administrative order No. 7511 in 31/10/ 1999 issued by the
ministry of the interior of Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
There was, prior to the
establishement of the society, a need to set a committee belonging to Ankawa
People Council which was founded in 1994. The committee comprised a number of
farmers and peants. It strived to find solutions to some agricultural problems
such as guarding Ankawa lands against tresspassers, prohibiting encroachment on
agricultural crops by shepherds, guarding crops during winter and spring, selling
post-harvest agricultural left-overs, and distribution of the gains made on
After the foundation of the
society and the official approval to establish it, a headquarters was rented
pending the allocation of a plot of land to build an office for the society.
The headquarters of the society
was built through support from Mr. Sarkis Aghajan who allocated funds to build
a hall, rooms, and annexes as well as organizing its gardens. He had also a
prominent role in the allocation of a plot of land for the society.
Following establishment, a large
numberof people joined the society including farmers and agricultural land owners
from Ankawa. Their number reached 207 who all owned agricultural land or who
were farmers by profession.
The societ’s work covers all
farming, union, cooperative , agricultural production consumption, and services
as well as economic and social activites of its members and work areas.
It works to achieve the
the economic and welfare standard of member peasants and farmers,
and improvement of the agricultural production,
of cultural aspects of members so as to enable them acquaint themselves with
scientific methods for agricultural development and production increase,
contribution in the economic life of Kurdistan,
For the society to be able to
achieve its goals , it is on order for it to cooperate with other societies to
develop its potentials.
Terms of Membership
members should be owners of agricultural areas regardless of the area of those
should belong to the Diocese of Erbil,
should enjoy the full competence required,
not be members of another society that bears the same name.
The society depends financially
on thesupport made by Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the contributions
made by its members and the income generated from the projects carried out by
The organization owns a private
harvest machine bought through the contribution of its members. The harvestor
works in the lands of Akawa and Erbil making use of a big seed refinement
machine (Habbasha) which is freely used by all members in Akawa. The society
also has mounted and manual pesticide spraying machines. It also has a private
tent used for funerary occasions of the people of Ankawa.
Sinces its establishment, the
society has been carrying out numerous tasks such as:
has been playing a big role in contacting government institutions, agricultural
offices and the presidency of Kurdistan Region to help solve many farmer
forward the problems related to compensation for Ankawa lands before the
officials concerned to find reasonable solutions to them.
contacts with the agricultural offices to secure good quality seeds, chemical
fertilizers, and pesticides for the members of the society.
in all agricultural workshops and conferences held by the agrucltural offices,
institutions and organization concerned with agriculture. Besides, the society
has held many such workshops for its members at the society headquarters.
the needy through financial support from its own funds or through the donations
made by its members.
society has a distinctive role in all the activities made by the NGOs in
cooperates with Ankawa subdistrict adminstration and municiplality as well as
with all other institutions in the area for the welfare of the
people of Ankawa.
In 17/01/2012, elections were
held to choose the new managerial body of the society (5th term). Based in
the society by-law, seven members were elected along with two stand-by members,
Salman Wardena : head,
Y. Warda: deputy,
Y. Daniyal: accountant,
R. Roel: secretary,
S. Ya’aqub: member,
Sh. Rzooqi: member,
H. Nabati: member,
B. Atto : first stand-by, and
Sh. Toma: second stand-by.