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Improving Iraq's Poultry and Tomato Sector Strategies

Major strides made towards Iraq's poultry and tomato sector strategies Iraqi government officials, farmers and business leaders have approved two strategic plans that should help the country enhance its competitiveness, reinforce its productive capacity and ultimately create jobs. Under the auspice of the Ministry of Agriculture, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is facilitating the elaboration […]

Iraq and Saudi Arabia to Cooperate in Agriculture

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Karim Al-Khafaji, and the Saudi Minister of Agriculture, Water and Environment, Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) promoting cooperation in the areas of agriculture and fisheries. The agreement includes cooperation in a number of fields, including: plant production and plant pest control, support […]

Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth and Job Creation in Iraq

Project launched to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation in Iraq A ceremony was held to formally launch the 'Strengthening the agriculture and agri-food value chain and improving trade policy' (SAAVI) project. The five-year project worth EUR 22.5 million is funded by the European Union and is being implemented by the International Trade Centre […]

KRG approves Agricultural Projects Oversight Bill

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government's Council of Ministers approved on Wednesday the Agricultural Projects Oversight Bill. According to a statement from the KRG, the bill will play a significant role in creating new jobs for recent graduates, notably from agricultural colleges and institutes. (Source: KRG)

Strengthening the Agri-Food systems in Southern Iraq

Restoration and strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems in Southern Iraq Key Findings of Rapid Needs Assessment and Identification of Key-Value Chains challenges and Interventions in Basra, Missan and Thi-Qar. The project 'Restoration and strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems in Southern Iraq' (GCP/IRQ/004/EC) funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Food […]

IBBC Webinar: Iraq Agritech

The modernisation of Iraqi agriculture is a priority for the current Government of Iraq. IBBC is holding what intends to be an interesting panel of world leading experts on the subject, to showcase, explain, inspire and encourage Iraq to accelerate its investment in Agritech. Join us on 1st June at 2.30pm to listen to and question the […]

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 […]

Iraq to Resume Export of Dates

Sourced by L. Bedrosian. The Iraqi Minister of Agriculture, Mohammed Al-Khafaji, has said that Iraq will start exporting dates from 1st October, following a bumper harvest. A spokesman for the Ministry said the country expects to produce 700,000 tons of Iraqi dates this year. (Source: Ministry Of Agriculture)

After ISIL, Agricultural Production Struggles to Recover

After ISIL, Agricultural Production Struggles to Recover in Parts of Iraq The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. The consequences of this occupation are still being felt in many rural areas where agricultural production was used as both a source of political propaganda […]

Improving Agriculture, Employment and Peace

By Dr. Layth Mahdi. Prior to the 2003 Iraq had adopted an agricultural policy based on the financial, administrative, technical and technological support from the government for the development of the agricultural and industrial sectors. This policy led to the domestic production to provide 75% of the food requirement and a GDP contribution of 7.5%. […]

Iraq Extends Poultry Products Ban

By Simon Kent. Apparently concerned about the lethal pathogenic H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus, which has previously been reported in Iraq, the country has extended a ban on poultry imports. Previously French poultry product imports were banned in December, but in January the ban was extended to over 20 countries. Monday's ban on […]

Iraqi Lab Produces Resilient Date Palms

By Simon Kent. Biologists at the University of Basra have produced lab grown date palms which they say can better endure disease and problems of salinity and climate change which have decimated a once thriving date industry. Iraq used to produce over a million tons of dates a year, until war and other adverse conditions […]