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Bumper Rice Crop in Iraqi Kurdistan

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region rice farmers harvest bumper crop Rice harvest season has begun in the Kurdistan Region, and farmers in Erbil's Harir sub-district say there's been a boom in production this year. "We're making a […]

Breaking Out of Fragility: Diversification and Growth in Iraq

Breaking Out of Fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq Iraq is at a crossroads. Almost two decades after the 2003 war, the country remains caught in a fragility trap, facing increasing political instability, growing social unrest, and a deepening state-citizen divide. Amid a multitude of crises (including an oil price […]

US donates $2.2m for Veterinary Services in Iraq

FAO receives 2.2 million dollars from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the additional contribution of 2.2 million dollars from the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in […]

Iraq Bans Import of 29 Agricultural, Animal Products

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture yesterday banned the import of 29 agricultural crops and animal products due to their abundance in the local markets. The list of […]

Iraq to Export Barley for the First Time

By John Lee. Iraq's Ministry of Agriculture has reportedly announced that it will export barley for the first time. A ministry spokesman told Shafaaq News Agency that 700,000 tons of barley will be auctioned next week, with ten countries expressing an interest in bidding. (Source: Shafaaq)

Iraq to Negotiate Water Share with Iran, Turkey

Iraq Forms Delegation to Negotiate Water Share with Iran, Turkey The Iraqi Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament formed a special delegation headed by the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, to resolve the water file with Iran and Turkey. The committee's rapporteur, MP Iqbal Abdul Hussein, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had been […]

New Report on Iraqi Agriculture

Iraq is heavily reliant on oil, as oil revenues have been the spine of the economy and the main contributor to exports and remain so even with the halt of oil prices and market demand. This led to neglecting the opportunities that lie in other sectors that could diversify and support the economy. Agriculture is […]

Kurdistan faces Water 'Catastrophe' as Iran cuts off Rivers

By Kakalaw Abdulla and Dler Abdulla, for Middle East Eye. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan faces water 'catastrophe' as Iran cuts off rivers Iraqi Kurdistan has suffered its fair share of water crises over the decades, but experts […]

Iraqi Cabinet Approves Loans from Saudi Arabia

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, at which it agreed to: Authorise the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to coordinate with the Ministry of Youth and Sports on the implementation of the National Project for Youth Employment Approve the financial […]

Iraq to Resume Export of Dates

Sourced by L. Bedrosian. The Iraqi Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Al-Khafaji, has said that Iraq will start exporting dates from 1st October, following a bumper harvest. A spokesman for the Ministry said the country expects to produce 700,000 tons of Iraqi dates this year. (Source: Ministry Of Agriculture)

Socio-Economic growth through Eco-Tourism in Thi Qar

Launch of Sumereen: Socio-economic growth through eco-tourism in Thi Qar Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be supporting socio-economic growth through eco-tourism and cultural heritage preservation in the Governorate of Thi Qar, south of Iraq. Virtually launched, project Sumereen: Sumerian Youth for Economic Development and Cultural Heritage, will […]

Iraqi Govt to Support Poultry Sector

Translated by L. Bedrosian. The Iraqi Minister of Agriculture has confirmed the import of yellow corn and soybeans to increase the production of poultry and eggs. Mohammed Al-Khafaji told a meeting with poultry producers and breeders that the ministry will provide the necessary support and facilities for breeders and investors in setting up projects and […]