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Work Starts at Bitwen Sugar Factory

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Qubad Talabani, has marked the official start of construction for the Bitwen sugar factory, announcing that the government will continue to facilitate investments for similar agricultural and industrial projects. At the laying of the foundational stone ceremony, the Deputy Prime Minister highlighted the project as […]

Video: Iraq Govt Bans Imports to Support Farmers

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is banning some food imports in an attempt to support its own farmers. But there are doubts over whether the move will help local production. Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad:

Agricultural Value Chain Study in Iraq

New FAO and WFP study reveals opportunities to strengthen food value chains in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) released today 'Agricultural value chain study in Iraq: Dates, Grapes, Tomatoes and Wheat.' This important review covering 2019-20 was conducted with […]

US Senators push for US-Specific Rice Tender with Iraq

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and senators from rice producing states are encouraging American and Iraqi officials to take steps to increase U.S. rice exports to Iraq. In separate letters to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Dr. Fareed Yasseen, Iraq's Ambassador to […]

COVID-19 and Environmental Sustainability in Iraq

Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq Impact of COVID-19 on Environmental Sustainability in Iraq is the fifth in a series released by UNDP on the impact of COVID-19 in Iraq. It emphasizes how the pandemic has exacerbated Iraq's environmental fragility, which was already affected by legacies of conflict, lack of significant public sector and governance reforms, loss of […]

EUR 22.5m Project to Strengthen Iraqi Agriculture

Promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation in Iraq Unemployment remains a persistent challenge in Iraq especially for youth and women. Many internally displaced persons are unemployed, underemployed, informally employed, or out of the labour force. The COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded these employment challenges. In this context, providing jobs and livelihoods remains a high […]

Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum Launched; New Projects Announced

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received a delegation of Saudi officials and business people in Baghdad on Monday. Among the visitors was the Saudi Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Media, and Chairman of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The delegation included businessmen representing 22 Saudi companies. During the […]

KRG to Prioritise Private Enterprise

By Padraig O'Hannelly. A major conference has heard that Iraqi Kurdistan will prioritise a shift towards private enterprise and a more efficient public sector. In his keynote speech to CWC/GFEn's Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) conference, held online, Kurdistan's Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani (pictured), said: "We must create an environment to let the private sector […]