Tag Archives | Irrigation

Iraq's Higher National Cmte for Water holds First Meeting

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mr. Mohammed S. Al-Sudani, chaired the first session of the Higher National Committee for Water in the presence of the Minister of Water Resources, the Minister of Construction, Housing and Municipalities, the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, the Director Generals of the relevant ministries, and representatives of the PM […]

Austrian Firm may Sell Irrigation Systems to Iraq

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Agriculture, Abbas Jabr al-Olayawi [Alayawi, Obada], has received the delegation of the Austrian company Bauer, a manufacturer of sprinklers and irrigation systems. The delegation was led by the Financial Director of the company, Andreas Schitter. The Minister listened to a detailed explanation about the work of the company and […]

Cabinet allocates $3.9m for Irrigation in Diyala

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Finance to provide funding of 5.75 billion dinars ($3.9 million) for emergency works to address water scarcity in Diyala Governorate: IQD 1.75 billion to the General Authority for […]

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 […]

Agriculture and Climate Change in Iraq

From Oxfam. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Unfarmed Now, Uninhabited When? Agriculture and climate change in Iraq Small-scale farmers in Iraq are among the most affected groups in Iraq by climate change and water scarcity. With the reduction of rainfall […]

Civil Society Role in Agriculture, Water and Environment

Role of Civil society associations in agriculture water and environment The Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, in partnership with the Al-Aghsan Foundation for Agricultural and Environmental Development, held a workshop and a dialogue platform to strengthen partnership with civil society organizations (CSO) in Iraq. The workshop […]

Iraq to provide Loans to Import Sprinklers

By John Lee. The Iraqi Cabinet held its regular meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. After discussions, the Cabinet instructed the Ministry of Finance to provide sufficient liquidity to provide loans to farmers to import sprinkler irrigation systems. The systems may be pivot or fixed types, and must be bought […]

Iran, Iraq exchange accusations over Water Flow

By Muhammad Jawad Adib for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran, Iraq exchange accusations over water flow Iraq is planning to complain to the International Court of Justice about the drop in water flow from Iran. Click here […]

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 […]

Supporting Young Engineers in Improving Iraqi Environment

ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF¬†are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at improving the¬†local environment […]

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 […]