Tag Archives | food security

Farmers "Face Difficulties Competing with Imports"

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Local farmers face difficulties competing with imported goods Local farmers in the Kurdistan Region struggle to make profit with their produce as the markets are flooded with imported goods. Click here to read the […]

Iraq once again leaps into the void ...

By Yesar Al-Maleki, for The Middle East Institute. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq once again leaps into the void, but not before political elites secure funding For Iraqis, two key events last week will shape the rest of this […]

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 […]

Emergency Meeting on Food Security in Iraq

By John Lee. Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss food security following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The meeting included the Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Planning, Trade, Agriculture, Water Resources, Industry, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, and a number of advisors. As the situation […]

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19 with a special section on water shortages and adaptation (November 2020 - May 2021) Over the six-month period analyzed in this report, Iraq experienced significant turmoil. In addition to the effects of the pandemic, with cases overall on the rise in Iraq - now in its third wave […]

Video: Iraq Govt Bans Imports to Support Farmers

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq is banning some food imports in an attempt to support its own farmers. But there are doubts over whether the move will help local production. Simona Foltyn reports from Baghdad:

Bumper Rice Crop in Iraqi Kurdistan

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region rice farmers harvest bumper crop Rice harvest season has begun in the Kurdistan Region, and farmers in Erbil's Harir sub-district say there's been a boom in production this year. "We're making a […]