Tag Archives | Agricukture

Improving Delivery of Animal Health Services in Iraq

Improving Delivery of Animal Health Services and Disease Surveillance in Iraq (Legislation Training workshop) 41 government legal advisors and veterinary representatives throughout Iraq participated in the workshop hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) under the title of veterinary legal legislation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, and within the activities of the […]

Iraq to provide Loans to Import Sprinklers

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. After discussions, the Cabinet instructed the Ministry of Finance to provide sufficient liquidity to provide loans to farmers to import sprinkler irrigation systems. The systems may be pivot or fixed types, and must be bought […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video and Report: IBBC Agritech Zoom Webinar

The IBBC Agritech seminar examined the possibilities and opportunities for a modern agricultural industry in Iraq. Drawing from international NGO insights from the UN's ITC, the World Bank and two of the UK's leading agritech innovation institutions, the distinguished audience heard what technologies and investment are possible for Iraq to embrace. Padraig O'Hannelly, MD of […]

Iraq Bans Import of 29 Agricultural, Animal Products

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture yesterday banned the import of 29 agricultural crops and animal products due to their abundance in the local markets. The list of […]

Closing Borders due to COVID-19 Revives Iraqi Agriculture

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Closing borders due to COVID-19 revives Iraqi agriculture Iraq's agriculture sector has been revived in the past few months, after the government closed its borders and banned the import […]

Iraq Bans Import of Oranges

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture has banned the import of oranges, due to "the abundance of local produce and support for our national economy". A "technical agent" at the ministry, Dr. Mahdi Mohammad al-Qaisi (pictured), confirmed that this is the first ban on the importation of oranges since 2003. (Source: Ministry of […]

IFAD begins Investment in Iraq

IFAD to begin investment in Iraq to address challenges of agriculture and rural development The development of the first strategic roadmap for investment in smallholder agriculture and rural development in Iraq is the focus of a high-level meeting being held in Amman from 18 to 20 October. Organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development […]