Tag Archives | USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program

Video: Iraqi Mushroom Farm Reopens

By John Lee. Out of tragedy has come triumph for the Khirbit family and the Hameediyah Mushroom Farm, once one of the largest mushroom farms in the middle east. The family revived their business after receiving a grant and technical assistance from the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program. (Source: USAID-Inma)

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Video: Widows Use New Skills for New Life

By John Lee. Many Iraqi widows face incredible hardships, lacking the education and job skills needed to make a new life. To provide new skills and sustainable incomes to the widowed members of Zanapiq Al-Hakal Association in Ninawa, the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program provided breeding sheep along with training in how to breed and raise them. […]

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Video: Cross Breeding Helps Revive Iraq’s Fish Industry

By John Lee. After years of decline, the Euphrates and Middle East Fish Farms, Iraq’s largest and best designed hatcheries, were operating at less than 40% capacity due to conflict, sanctions, and production problems. In 2008, USAID’s Inma Agribusiness Program began a partnership with Euphrates Fish Farm to help improve the carp fingerling production in […]

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Video: Olive Oil Industry in Iraq Begins to Ripen

By John Lee. A new video produced by USAID showcases the Al-Zatoon Olive Association‘s new processing plant in Ninawa province, home of the first mechanized olive oil presser in Iraq and a model for similar demonstration projects in Kurdistan, Salah al Din and the Tallafar district of Ninawa province. A new olive oil industry in […]

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USAID Success in Helping Iraqi Agribusiness

By Bob Nottelmann, crop production specialist with California Pacific Plant Exports (Cal Pacific) and Ekland Marketing of California (Emco). My colleague, Roy Ekland and I worked as short term technical advisers for the USAID Agribusiness project (Inma) in Iraq. As a result of our work and Inma’s support, commercial strawberry production is now a lucrative […]

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USAID Participates in Iraq Agro-Food Expo

The U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) participated this week in the 4th Iraq Agro-Food Expo in Erbil, showcasing the success of the USAID-Inma Agribusiness Program and highlighting beneficiaries. The success of this program is an example of US-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, in support […]

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More Profits For Iraq’s Strawberry Farmers Thanks To USAID

Business is flourishing for some of Iraq’s strawberry farmers thanks to higher-yield varieties and new growing techniques provided by the U.S. government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The success of this program is an example of U.S.-Iraqi cooperation, under the auspices of the Strategic Framework Agreement, to support domestic agricultural production […]

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Iraqi Farmers to Focus on Marketing

As agriculture in Iraq grows and evolves, many farmers, packing house operators, wholesalers and food suppliers have questions about its future. They wonder whether produce will be sold in stalls or in supermarkets. They question the impact imported goods will have on Iraqi-raised products. To facilitate discussions about the future of agriculture in Iraq, the […]

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