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Dust Storms and Climate Change hammer Iraq

By Jassim Al-Falahy, Iraqi Minister of Environment, for Newsweek. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Dust Storms, Climate Change Hammer Iraq In Iraq this past spring, the air sometimes was orange. Not the sky, the air. It looked like what I imagine […]

Training for Farmers in Erbil

FAO Iraq completed a 3-day training for the Farmer Field Schools Facilitators in Erbil The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq concluded recently a three-day training of facilitators for the Farmers Field Schools (FFS), and continues the training programme for extension staff from the Ministry of Agriculture in Nineveh. 26 […]

Korea provides $1m for Resilience-Building in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1 million from the Government of the Republic of Korea, which will support the implementation of resilience-building activities aiming at improving sustainable agricultural production in areas affected by salinity in southern Iraq. This grant will support in restoring the agricultural-based livelihoods of nearly 4,000 […]

Plan to Improve Water Quality in the Iraqi Marshes

By John Lee. The Center for the Revitalization of the Iraqi Marshes and Wetlands, which is part of the Ministry of Water Resources, has made a plan to reduce the effects water scarcity on the Iraqi Marshes. The Director-General of the Marsh Revitalization Center, Engineer Hussein Ali Al-Kinani, said the Marshes were affected by the […]

FAO reviving Date Palm Value Chain Development

Through EU-funded project in the south, FAO Iraq is reviving the date palm value chain development The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq held a follow-up technical meeting at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) on the development of the date palm value chain in Iraq in Basrah, Missan and Thi-Qar […]

Innovative Tools to Monitor Water Productivity in Iraq

New agreement between Ministry of Water Resources and FAO introduces innovative tools to monitor water productivity in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq and the Ministry of Water Resources launched yesterday the project Monitoring Water Productivity using Remote Sensing, as part of a global programme, WaPOR phase II, […]

New Report: Migration, Environment, and Climate Change in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq has been named the fifth-most vulnerable country to climate breakdown, affected by soaring temperatures, insufficient and diminishing rainfall, intensified droughts and water scarcity, frequent sand and dust storms, and flooding. Compounding this, water policies in neighbouing countries have shrunk vital water sources, while rapid population growth, urbanization, and inefficient water use […]

Iraq-Bangladesh Trade grows Four-Fold

By John Lee. Trade between Iraq and Bangladesh has increases four-fold in the past two years, according to a statement from the Bangladeshi Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, The Business Standard reports that about 80 percent of the dates in the Bangladeshi market come from Iraq, which has increased to about $26 million in the […]

Iraq girds to apply Solutions to Climate Change

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Grappling with climate change, Iraq girds to apply solutions Iraqis are enduring a summer season of blazing heat and blowing dust storms. While causing acute issues, these two challenges are long-term problems-with few […]

UK Firm opens new Fertiliser Plant in Basra

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Industry and Minerals, Mr. Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, has officially opened a new fertiliser factory in Basra governorate. The plant, with a capacity of 1,500 tonnes per day, is a partnership between the State Company for Southern Fertilizers, and theĀ  UK-based AAA Holding Group. The opening ceremony was attended by […]

Iraq Extends Ban on Export of Agricultural Feeds

By John Lee. The Iraqi cabinet has voted to delay the issuing of export licenses for a variety of agricultural feed produce until October 1, 2022. The ban on exports applies to fodder barley, hay, and bran from corn residues, and was recommended by the Ministerial Council for the Economy. The decision is to enable […]