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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 […]

Local Dried Fruits Difficult to Sell in Kurdistan

Fruit prices plummeted considerably during the summer harvest season in the Kurdistan Region, so much so that the price of harvesting the fruits and transporting them to wholesale markets sometimes outweighs their sale price. In the past, farmers used to dry these fruits and sell them that way to make a profit. But nowadays, 95 […]

Iraq achieves Self-Sufficiency in Strategic Crops

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Minister of Trade Mohammed Hashim al-Ani announced July 5 that the ministry received about 4 million tons of local wheat, a step that signals the country is ready to achieve […]

Turkey, Iraq to set up Water Resources Center

By John Lee. Turkey and Iraq have agreed to set up a center in Baghdad to study and address water issues in the region. According to Daily Sabah, the Turkish Presidency’s Special Representative to Iraq Veysel Eroğlu said that both countries have drafted an action plan to address water issues. They will also set up […]