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Minister in International Conference on Bird Flu

An Iraqi agriculture delegation was to participate in an international ministerial conference on bird flu to be held in Vietnam 19-22 of April. An official in the ministry of agriculture stated that the Iraqi delegation was to include Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture Dr. Mehdi Qaysi, General Manager of General Service's livestock Dr. Salah […]

Small Farmers to benefit from ID33 Bn Loans

The agriculture ministry has approved 2081 loans worth 33 billion Iraqi dinars, most of them will be given to small farmers. “The loan funds’ board decided on Tuesday (April 13) during its 30th session, headed by Minister Akram Moussa al-Hakim, to approve 2081 loans,” said a ministry’s statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The […]

Agriculture Ministry to Import Helicopters

The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture signed a contract on Monday to import seven helicopters that will be used for agricultural purposes. “The contract’s total value is €17.4 million”, the Ministry said in a press release received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It noted that the helicopters will be supplied with spare parts. “The company that […]

Loan Limit Increased to Farmers in Kirkuk

The loan limit to farmers in Kirkuk has been increased to ID250 million. “Loan amounts depend on the farming project,” Mahdi Mubarak, the Kirkuk agriculture director, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Monday. He noted that the loan is given by the Iraqi government, and covers 80 percent of project’s cost. “Farmers will pay no […]

Agricultural Projects to Promote Reality

Government intends establish many new agricultural projects especially those on reclamation land that suffers drought. Government agricultural advisor Yassin Al Moulah said that the government stressed the need for activation of laws and conventions, that would develop agricultural reality in a country which suffers many problems." Adding that the agricultural initiative will revive economic normality […]

Livestock Increases 150%- Ministry

The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture said that 2008 statistics have revealed a 150% increase in the number of the country’s animals compared to 2001. This came during a conference organized by the ministry in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and attended by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The number of livestock increased by 150% in […]

Erbil Hosts Agriculture Conference

The USAID Inma Program helps farmers improve quality, increase quantity, and reduce costs of production. This was the message coming out of a conference held in the Kurdistan regional capital Erbil .about the current situation of the agriculture sector in The aim was to increase local agricultural production so that it can supply the regional […]

Ministry Links Isolation Centers

Iraqi Agriculture Ministry has implemented a communication network that links its border health isolation centers to each other. “The network relies on the Internet,” the ministry said in a release on Tuesday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that the network allows effective communication between the centers. ( Aswat Al Iraq )

Agricultural Conference in Arbil

A one-day conference was held in Arbil city on Tuesday to discuss agriculture circumstances in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan. “We will help farmers in Kurdistan,” a source from the conference told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. He said that the conference aims at helping farmers learn how to control production costs. ( Aswat Al Iraq […]

Combat Desertification Day

An official source in the Iraqi government on Monday, announced the Sixth of July of each year as National Day to Combat Desertification. A statement from the National Center, received by Eye Media, says the Cabinet decided to make the sixth of July, the National Day to Combat Desertification. It provides for the establishment of […]

Ban on Importing Vegetables from April 1

A ban on importing vegetables will be imposed throughout Iraq starting from April 1, 2010. “The ban is part of Iraqi Agriculture Ministry’s policy to support local production,” the Ministry said in a release on Monday received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. It said that the ban would help Iraqi farmers get a financial returnt […]