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Iraq girds to apply Solutions to Climate Change

From Amwaj Media. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Grappling with climate change, Iraq girds to apply solutions Iraqis are enduring a summer season of blazing heat and blowing dust storms. While causing acute issues, these two challenges are long-term problems-with few […]

Call to support Iraq in Adapting to Climate Change

On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, UN and NGOs call for action to support Iraq in managing water and adapting to climate change As Iraq confronts multiple challenges caused and exacerbated by climate change, including prolonged heat waves, declining precipitation, loss of fertile land, salinisation, insufficient infrastructure investments, transboundary water shortages and a […]

Video: Drought, War and Sanctions hurting Iraqi Date Industry

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq date industry: Drought, war and sanctions affecting exports Iraq has long been known as a major global exporter of dates. But water shortages, wars and sanctions have led to nearly 15 million […]

Climate Crisis Worsens Desertification in Iraq

By Salam Zidane for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Climate crisis worsens desertification in Iraq The Iraqi authorities are warning of the high rate of desertification in the country amid other environmental and economic problems. Click here to […]

Iraqi Court Annuls Food Security Bill

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraqi court annuls food security bill There are rising concerns over food security in Iraq due to the war on Ukraine and the drought, but the agriculture and […]

Drought forces Iraq to Cut Wheat Production

By John Lee. A new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that continued drought and water shortages are affecting economic activity in Iraq, especially grain production. The Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service says agricultural cropping in irrigated areas is down by 50 percent compared to […]

Half of Families in Drought-Affected Iraq need Assistance

One in two families in drought-affected Iraq need food assistance The scale of suffering inflicted by drought on Iraq's populations this year is laid bare in new research by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It shows that one in two families in drought-affected regions require food assistance because of drought, while one in five do […]

Iraq's Economic Outlook has Improved, but Risks Abound

From the World Bank: Iraq: Rising Fiscal Risks, Water Scarcity, and Climate Change Threaten Gradual Recovery from Pandemic Iraq's economic outlook has improved on the back of the recovery of global oil markets, with its GDP projected to grow from 2.6% in 2021 to over 6% in 2022-23. Nevertheless, without accelerated economic reform, unforeseen domestic […]