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Improving Agriculture, Employment and Peace

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. Prior to the 2003 Iraq had adopted an agricultural policy based on the financial, administrative, technical and technological support from the government for the development of the agricultural and industrial sectors. This policy led to the domestic production to provide 75% of the food requirement and a GDP contribution of 7.5%. […]

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Corruption Inside Out: Misjudgment of the Iraqi People

By Dr Layth Mahdi. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Prior to 2003 Iraq was a proud civilization that did not lack in nationalism. A country with roots that stemmed from “Sumer, Akkad, Babylon, Assyria and Chaldeans”. They introduced the world to […]

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Poverty and Unemployment Not Being Addressed

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Poverty and Unemployment Not Being Addressed in the Coming Iraqi Elections Iraq’s poverty and unemployment is increasing every year despite the Government’s efforts to implement programs to lower it. The United […]

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On-Farm Trials: Tools to Reduce Poverty

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. On-farm demonstration trials are used to teach farmers to improve their agricultural practices and increase yield. It serves as one of the most valuable extension education program to help farmers to […]

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Furrow Irrigation: Strategy to Save Water in Iraq

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. Any  opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is divided into two Main Climate Zones. A dry rain-fed zone (300 – 350 mm/year) in the north and a dry to semi-dry (100 – 200 mm/year) in the central-south […]

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Petro Dollars to Boost Agribusiness in Iraq

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is predominantly an agricultural country. It has a great diversity of climate, soil types, and natural resources. In the 1950’s, Iraq was self-sufficient in agriculture and the number one exporter […]

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Agricultural Production: Iraq’s Best Chance for Restoring Food Security

By Layth Mahdi, Agricultural Advisor. The opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Agricultural development plays a key role in achieving human well-being, maintains food security, reduces poverty and mitigates violence. In addition, it contributes to the protection of natural resources, environmental stability and […]

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