Naj Habeeb and his son, Mustafa, grow rice in a field along the Euphrates River in Iraq's Mishkab village.
Naj Habeeb and his son, Mustafa, grow rice in a field along the Euphrates River in Iraq's Mishkab village. Laith Hammoudi/MCT
Naj Habeeb and his son, Mustafa, grow rice in a field along the Euphrates River in Iraq's Mishkab village. Laith Hammoudi/MCT

Once world's bread basket, Iraq now a farming basket case

July 17, 2009 4:06 PM