Archive | Agriculture

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Corn Production increasing in the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) farmers, who used to grow wheat, barley, vegetables and fruits, are now growing dozens of other crops, including corn. The Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) needs one million tons of corn annually and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) has paid attention to this product and plans to […]

Iraq - Country Climate and Development Report

In Iraq, a multidimensional development and climate crisis is brewing. Iraq's oil-dependent development model, weakening human and institutional capacity, and its deep social divides and inequalities are ingredients of a "perfect storm" centering on a development-climate-fragility nexus. Climate change threatens the social contract in Iraq, which has already been eroded by elite capture, widespread clientelism, […]

After Comeback, Southern Iraq's Marshes are now Drying Up

By Wil Crisp for Yale Environment 360. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After Comeback, Southern Iraq's Marshes Are Now Drying Up After recovering from Saddam Hussein's campaign to drain them, Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes are disappearing as a regional drought enters […]

KRG preparing to Export Apples, Strawberries, Honey

The Kurdistan Region is moving from the import stage to the export stage, and diplomatic relations will be used for this purpose. Currently, pomegranate exports to the Gulf countries continue and the opening of export routes of Kurdistan products to foreign markets is an important step in supporting domestic production. Jalil Salihi, the supervisor of […]

UAE invests in Kurdistan's Agriculture and Livestock Sectors

UAE invests in Kurdistan Region's agriculture and livestock sectors The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Investment Board met with a delegation from the Emirati Al Abrar Company to discuss enhancing cooperation in the Kurdistan Region's agriculture and livestock sectors. "In the past, we have we conducted more than 10 research projects in the Kurdistan Region for […]

Video: Climate Change Endangers Fisheries

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fish farming communities in Iraq are seeing a decline in their harvests for the second year. Climate change is also taking a toll on the inland fishing industry. The city's catch is down […]

Enhanced Climate Resilience in Southern Iraq

FAO launches the SIDA funded project, Enhanced Climate Resilience of vulnerable agriculture households in Southern Iraq Under the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture, H.E Abbas JabrAl-Aliawi, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq launched in Najaf the project "Enhanced Climate Resilience of vulnerable agriculture households in Southern Iraq" funded […]

KRG Building Ponds for Water Management

Building ponds: a strategic project, proper administration and quick implementation The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ninth Cabinet has focused greatly on agriculture, the industrial sector, water, and has implemented dozens of projects in these fields over the past three years. The Ninth Cabinet has built ponds and dams. Ponds are important to conserve water and […]

Revision of Iraq's National Food Security Strategy

Roundtable discussions in the KRI on the revision of the National Food Security Strategy and Action Plan The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources (MoAWR) of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) conducted a roundtable discussion on the review and […]