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Iraq plans Self-Sufficiency in Dairy Products

By John Lee. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Dr. Saleh Abdullah Al-Jubouri, has said Iraq is determined to achieve self-sufficiency in “various dairy products“. He made the comments during a visit to the Abu Ghraib Dairy Factory, which is operated by the Ministry’s General Company for Food Products. The plant has recently been expanded, […]

After ISIL, Agricultural Production Struggles to Recover

After ISIL, Agricultural Production Struggles to Recover in Parts of Iraq The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. The consequences of this occupation are still being felt in many rural areas where agricultural production was used as both a source of political propaganda […]

Cabinet Approves Measures to Expedite Investment Projects

Cabinet approves measures to expedite completion of investment projects The Cabinet held its regular weekly meeting in Baghdad on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi. The Prime Minister briefed the Cabinet on national developments, and underscored that, during this period, ministries and other state institutions will continue to discharge their day-to-day duties […]

Iraq’s Famous Marshes Come Back To Life

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The birds, flowers and buffalo are all returning, thanks to heavy rains last winter. Now, locals say, federal funds are needed to improve infrastructure and state services, and to guard […]

FAO, WFP support Sustainable Livelihoods in Iraq

Today on World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) renewed their commitment to supporting the government of Iraq in ensuring that all Iraqis have food security by 2030, with a focus on nutritious food and sustainable livelihoods. “World Food Day is […]

Govt Promises More Jobs and Houses

Summary of government measures to boost employment, address housing shortage and support low-income groups Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi on Sunday chaired a meeting of the High Committee for the Distribution of Land. The Committee reviewed preparations for the distribution of plots of land to low-income groups in Iraqi provinces, and the allocation of more […]

Iraq Replaces Head of State Grain Buying Agency

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly replaced the head of its state grain buying agency. According to a document reviewed by Reuters, Naeem al-Maksousi was replaced by Hassanein Mahdi Elwan, but the reason for the change was not immediately clear. The Iraqi grain board is responsible for billions of dollars worth of wheat and rice […]

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No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

KRG Bans Grape Imports

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has reportedly banned the import of grapes into the Kurdistan Region. Rudaw quotes Hussein Hama Karim, KRG’s Agriculture and Water Resources spokesperson, as saying: “The ban is to protect our domestic product … We will continue our efforts to completely ban the illegal import of products into […]

Strong Sales of Animal Feed Additives in Iraq

By John Lee. Anpario plc, a UK- based producer and distributor of natural animal feed additives, has attributed sales growth of 23 percent in the Middle East and Africa region on strong performances in Iraq, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, driven by sales of its Orego-Stim® and Mastercube, its pellet binder. In its interim […]