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First Steering Committee Meeting of SAAVI Project

Representatives of the government, private sector and UN agencies have participated in the first steering committee meeting for "Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving trade policy in Iraq" (SAAVI) project. The steering committee is led by the Ministry of Planning and co-chaired by the European Union Delegation. The Ministry of Agriculture and […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]

KRG "Bans Tomato Imports from rest of Iraq"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan's unemployed youth blame the government The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has banned imports of tomatoes from Iraq, following protest from farmers because of the low price of their fruit. Click here to read […]

Honoring the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Iraq

His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Muhammad Karim Al- Khafaji honored Dr Salah El-hajj Hassan FAO Representative in Iraq and his team of experts in appreciation of their distinguished and outstanding efforts supporting farmers' livelihoods in Iraq. During the inauguration of an inception workshop of the EU-funded FAO project: "Restoration and strengthening the resilience […]

WFP Resilience Projects respond to Water Shortages in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its resilience-building programme across Salah al-Din governorate north of Baghdad, to respond to growing concerns about the lower than usual rainfall in Iraq. This year has seen the second lowest rainfall in 40 years in the country. WFP's livelihoods work, implemented with local communities, the Government […]

KRG approves Agricultural Projects Oversight Bill

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government's Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday the Agricultural Projects Oversight Bill. According to a statement from the KRG, the bill will play a significant role in creating new jobs for recent graduates, notably from agricultural colleges and institutes. (Source: KRG)

Water Scarcity threatens Lives and Development in Iraq

Running Dry: water scarcity threatens lives and development in Iraq Nearly 3 out of 5 children in Iraq have no access to safely managed water services and less than half of all schools in the country have access to basic water risking children's health, nutrition, cognitive development, and future livelihoods. The MENA region is reported […]

The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq

By Bahrooz Jaafar, for the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) at Bar-Ilan University. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Water Shortage Crisis in Iraq Thanks to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, Iraq is one of the richest countries […]

KRG to tackle Cost of Bread

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government has said it is working on addressing the rising costs of bread and other basic commodities. In a statement, it said that the relevant ministries and administrative authorities will aim to assist bakeries in the near term, and address the reliance on imported flour in the long term […]

Opening of Village Dairy Centers for Milk Processing

First Opening of Village Dairy Centers for Milk collection, Processing and Marketing in Nineveh Governorate For the purpose to complement the humanitarian efforts carried out by the United Nations in Nineveh Governorate, and within the framework of supporting income generation for returning families and local communities, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations […]

Strengthening the Agri-Food systems in Southern Iraq

Restoration and strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems in Southern Iraq Key Findings of Rapid Needs Assessment and Identification of Key-Value Chains challenges and Interventions in Basra, Missan and Thi-Qar. The project 'Restoration and strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems in Southern Iraq' (GCP/IRQ/004/EC) funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Food […]

Water Crisis puts 12 million at Risk in Iraq and Syria

By Al Monitor staff. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water crisis puts 12 million at risk in Syria, Iraq, aid groups say Higher temperatures, drought and record low rainfall levels are depriving millions of people of drinking and agricultural water. […]