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UNDP publishes Iraqi Cook Book

United Through Food A country of diversity and culture, Iraq is home to many ethnic groups and religions. Home-cooked food is a one of life's staples that brings people together, and in Iraq, recipes are shared and passed down through generations. United Through Food is a comprehensive book delving into the history and food culture of […]

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 […]

Fertilizer Price affecting Kurdistan Wheat Production

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fertilizer price hikes affecting Kurdistan Region wheat production: farmers  An increase in fertilizer prices has affected wheat production in the Kurdistan Region, farmers told Rudaw on Wednesday. This comes a month after the government […]

KRG Invests in Major Wheat Industry Project

As part of its efforts to transform the Kurdistan Region into a competitive producer, the Kurdistan Regional Government has invested in strategic projects to strengthen and expand the region's agricultural sector and food industry. One of these landmark projects is the Wheat Marketing Project, which Prime Minister Masrour Barzani launched on Nov. 1, 2020 as […]

Complex Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security in Iraq

New report from FAO, IFAD, WFP and the World Bank reveals complex impact of COVID-19 on food security in Iraq As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank have collected and analyzed new data on the […]

Iraq plans Self-Sufficiency in Dairy Products

By John Lee. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Dr. Saleh Abdullah Al-Jubouri, has said Iraq is determined to achieve self-sufficiency in "various dairy products". He made the comments during a visit to the Abu Ghraib Dairy Factory, which is operated by the Ministry's General Company for Food Products. The plant has recently been expanded, […]

Iraq "Fully Implements" Chapter VII, Oil-for-Food Program

The UN Security Council announced on Friday that all the measures imposed in its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in relation to the Iraq oil-for-food programme had been fully implemented. Unanimously adopting resolution 2390 (2017), the Council welcomed the fact that the remaining funds in the […]

Iraq becomes Turkey's Biggest Market for Citrus Fruit

By John Lee. Iraq has taken over from Russia as Turkey's biggest market for citrus fruits. In 2015, Russia took $90.52 million worth of the product, while so far in 2016 Iraq has taken citrus fruit to the value of $84.54 million. (Source: Fresh Plaza) (Picture Credit: Layth Mahdi)

Iraq may Export Sugar

By John Lee. The new Etihad sugar refinery in Babylon said on Thursday it had imported 850,000 tonnes of raw sugar since the start of operations earlier this year, according to a report from Reuters. The plant, which is currently operating close to full capacity of around 3,000 tonnes a day, will see expansion work […]