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Iraqi Kurdistan Water Crisis blamed on Climate and Iran

By Saman Dawod for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi Kurdistan water crisis blamed on climate and Iran Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has asked citizens to ration water. Click here to read the full story.

Water Governance in Basra

By Michael Mason, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Water Governance in Basra In summer 2018 protests erupted in Basra amidst a water contamination crisis, with over 100,000 admitted to hospital by […]

KRG starts 27 Projects over Past Year

The ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) started 27 multisectoral projects from March 2020 to June 2021, as it reaches the 2nd anniversary since its foundation. The KRG invested $332 million on housing projects, developed a $250 million wheat marketing project, distributed $2.56 billion worth of business licenses, and completed the MED Steel […]

Enhancing Agricultural Development will Facilitate Accession to WTO

Enhancing agricultural development will facilitate Iraq's accession to WTO A workshop on "WTO Accession and Agriculture" was organised from 4th to 7th July 2021 in Baghdad. Agricultural development consistent with WTO standards needs enhancement in Iraq for facilitating the negotiations leading to the accession process. The workshop provided a comprehensive overview of the agriculture sector […]

Oxfam Supports New Agribusinesses in Iraq

From Oxfam's Iraq Response Innovation Lab: Iraq Response Innovation Lab recently supported 5 innovative projects in the agricultural sector to launch. These 5 projects were all incubated for 10 months and received trainings on Business Models, Business Plans, Budgeting alongside technical training. The incubation started with 60 applications received online. The first phase of the […]

Innovative Projects Launched in Karbala

Three innovative projects focusing on environmental sustainability, jobs for unemployed youth and digitization of the public sector have today been launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq in partnership with the Governorate of Karbala. The project launches reaffirm UNDP Iraq's commitment to supporting communities in Karbala, and included: Job Matching for Karbala […]

Developing Iraq's Poultry and Tomato Sector Strategies

Iraq makes strides to develop poultry and tomato sector strategies Sector-focused consultations to support sustainable and inclusive development in the poultry and tomato value chains in Iraq were held in Basra and Mosul on 4 July 2021. These consultations will be instrumental in elaborating national strategies for the two sectors. The poultry and tomato sector […]

Checkpoints Prevent Kurdish Traders from Exporting Produce

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi checkpoints bar Kurdish traders from exporting vegetables, fruits Checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region and southern Iraq prohibit regular exports for Kurdish produce farmers. Several domestic produce items are in season but do not […]

Converting a Desert Into an Oasis in Iraq

Located about 240 kilometers northwest of Baghdad, a quaint city with panoramic views of the desert sits on both sides of the Euphrates River. With over 46,000 residents, Haditha is one of seven major cities in the Anbar governorate. During the war with the Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL), six of those cities were taken by ISIL except for Haditha and a handful of surrounding vil­lages. Unfortunately, due to the fighting, farmers […]

New Potato Processing Plant for Duhok

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, which is set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potatoes. In his speech at the ceremony the PM said: "This is a great support for our people to rely on themselves, so […]

UN, US supporting Land Rights of Minority Groups

UN-Habitat Executive Director meets with the US Ambassador to Iraq to discuss on-going partnership to support the land rights of minority groups UN-Habitat's Executive Director (ED), Mrs. Maimunah Sharif, met with Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller, the United States' Ambassador to Iraq, and thanked the US Government for its longstanding partnership and continued trust in UN-Habitat's […]