Tag Archives | Farming

ENI to Hold Agricultural Seminars in Basra

Basra province and the Italian oil company ENI have agreed to hold courses for agricultural personnel in both governmental and private sectors, according to Aswat al-Iraq. A meeting was held with the Italian company to grant support to agricultural projects in the province, with the attendance of representatives from Florence University in Italy, which will […]

Agriculture Ministry offers 5.7% of Iraq to Private Investors

Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture has completed a plan to make 10 million donums of agricultural land, equal to approximately 25,000 square kilometers, available for private investment. According to the report from AKnews, the land will be available in all Iraqi provinces, and represents about 5.7 percent of Iraq's total area. "The ministry is following high-level […]

Iraq to Spend $500m to Stimulate Agriculture

The Iraqi Agriculture Ministry wants to spend more than 600 billion IQD ($500 million) to build modern agricultural villages in order to stimulate the Iraqi agricultural sector. According to the report from AKnews, 20 billion IQD will be spent on average for each village in the provinces of Najaf, Anbar, Nineveh, Babil, Salahaddin and Baghdad; […]


Unrest in Iraq - the Risk of Contagion

With unrest in several Arab cities, many in the region are worried about the risk of contagion. The latest flashpoints are Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordan and Algeria; but is Iraq vulnerable as well? The people certainly have a lot to complain about. Electricity The heat and increased use of air conditioning put a major strain […]