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EU provides €15m for vulnerable Iraqi Farmers

Farming families in northern Iraq’s Nineveh Governorate will benefit from a European Union contribution of €15 million to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recover agricultural livelihoods. The area, which includes the city of Mosul, was known as the country’s ‘breadbasket’ before conflict caused widespread damage and displacement. This project is […]

EU Supports Conflict-Affected Iraqi Families

Vulnerable farming families in post-conflict areas in Iraq’s Ninewa plains, west of Mosul, will be able to better withstand shocks thanks to a European Union-funded UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) project that aims to increase household income while building, repairing and maintaining local infrastructure and creating communal and public productive assets. The €6 million […]

Creating Alternative Livelihoods for Farming Families

Creating Alternative Livelihoods for Farming Families in Iraq In 2017, conflict in Iraq caused new displacements, while other people returned home as areas became safe. At the end of 2017, 2.6 million people remained displaced, and 3.2 million people had returned home since January 2014. FAO worked with affected communities, focusing on elderly people, people […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Pharmacist referent, Médecins du Monde Resource Management Officer, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Associate Information Management Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Procurement Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Awards Coordinator, Save the Children Head of Awards, Save […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Senior Electoral Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Chief of Unit, Central Warehouse, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Engineer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Security Information Analyst, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Field Security Advisor, […]

New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Vehicle Technician, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Property Management Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Resources Head of Department, Action contre la Faim – ACF International Field […]

Mobile Tech helps to Transfer Cash to Rural Families

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq can now benefit from a safer, more secure means of receiving income thanks to mobile money transfer technology adopted for the first time by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as part of a cash-for-work programme aimed at rehabilitating agricultural infrastructure and land. The programme, which is funded […]

Emergency Fertilizer Distributions help Iraqi Farmers

Emergency fertilizer distributions help conflict-affected Iraqi farmers increase wheat production More than 2 000 farmers affected by conflict in Iraq have received 750 tonnes of fertilizer from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to increase production of their winter wheat crops. The farmers, from Alqosh and Sheikan districts of Ninewa Governorate each received 350 […]

Iraqi Farmers “in Dire Need of Support”

Wheat seeds, fertilizer and animal feed are starting to roll out to nearly 28,000 farming families in Iraq whose livelihoods have been left in tatters as a result of hostilities — part of an effort from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aimed at reinforcing food production and helping people recover. But the Organization […]

Iraq Nominates ex-Minister as FAO Director-General

Iraq has officially nominated its former Minister for Water Resources, Abdul-Latif Jamal Rashid (pictured), for the post of the Director-General of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Saudi-based al-Sharq al-Awsat (Middle-East) Newspaper reported on Wednesday. The newspaper quoted Rashid as saying that his nomination for the post had been addressed in an official […]

Iraq Focuses on Food Security and Poverty

An adviser tp the outgoing Iraqi government said on Monday that a high commission to support food security in the country has been formed to alleviate the suffering of Iraq’s poor. Arif Mohammed told AKnews that the outgoing Iraqi government formed the commission that includes the Health, Labour, Social Affairs, Finance and Commerce ministries. “The […]