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ITC launches Partnerships with Agri-Food firms in Iraq

ITC launches partnerships with major agri-food companies in Iraq New partnerships to connect Iraqi agri-food companies with local producers have now been launched in the country with support from the European Union. The Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving Trade Policy (SAAVI) project signed partnership agreements with major enterprises in the agri-business […]

Coordinating Ag and Tech Vocational Education in Iraq

Coordinating agriculture and technical vocational education and training in Iraq A needs assessment workshop for establishing a National Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Committee has been held in Baghdad. This committee would be instrumental in harmonising various activities being undertaken by key partners to reform agriculture-related TVET in Iraq. Representatives from the Prime […]

From Farm to Fork: Iraq's Vital Agri-Food Sector

From Farm to Fork: Europe Day in Iraq highlights country's vital agri-food sector The Delegation of the European Union to Iraq marked Europe Day in Baghdad today. An event that brought together partners, highlighted the country's vital agri-food sector and efforts that support its sustainable development. The one-day event was attended by representatives of the […]

New Partnerships to enhance Iraqi Agri-Business

The International Trade Centre's Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving Trade Policy (SAAVI) project has signed a partnership agreement with Zuhoor al Watan in Baghdad. SAAVI will collaborate with Zuhoor al Watan, one of the largest agricultural and poultry production companies in Iraq, to connect smallholder producers, strengthen their capacity, and create […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facilitating Iraq's WTO Accession Process

Facilitating Iraq's WTO Accession process in collaboration with Iraq's National Committee on WTO Accession. Iraq's National Committee on WTO Accession participated in a technical session organised in Baghdad on 23rd November. The session  provided a comprehensive overview of the accession process and highlighted the crucial role of  the National Committee on WTO Accession in this […]

Economic Recovery "Slow" for SMEs in Iraq

Economic recovery is slow for SMEs in Iraq during the second year of COVID-19 To measure the impact of COVID-19 on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Iraq, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Trade Center (ITC) conducted a panel study of 716 SMEs, covering June […]

First Steering Committee Meeting of SAAVI Project

Representatives of the government, private sector and UN agencies have participated in the first steering committee meeting for "Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving trade policy in Iraq" (SAAVI) project. The steering committee is led by the Ministry of Planning and co-chaired by the European Union Delegation. The Ministry of Agriculture and […]

Iraq Progresses Towards WTO Membership

The Chairperson of the Working Party on the Accession of Iraq to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Ambassador Omar Hilale (Morocco), visited Geneva on 16-18 June. Building on his earlier visits, the purpose of the Chairperson's meetings in Geneva was to identify steps and mobilise support in relaunching Iraq's accession process which had been challenging […]

Enhancing Agricultural Development will Facilitate Accession to WTO

Enhancing agricultural development will facilitate Iraq's accession to WTO A workshop on "WTO Accession and Agriculture" was organised from 4th to 7th July 2021 in Baghdad. Agricultural development consistent with WTO standards needs enhancement in Iraq for facilitating the negotiations leading to the accession process. The workshop provided a comprehensive overview of the agriculture sector […]

COVID-19 hits Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises

COVID-19 Dealt Heavy Blows to Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises in 2020: IOM, FAO, ITC Study In early April, Iraq surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases. Necessary efforts to contain the spread of the virus throughout 2020 led to a reduction in economic activity; compounded by pre-existing economic challenges, drops in oil prices and the public health COVID-19 […]