Tag Archives | Irrigation

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 […]

Drought: Iraq reduces Irrigated Land by 50%

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Al-Khafaji, has chaired a coordination meeting to approve the country's winter agricultural plan, along with the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Al-Hamdani. Due to the continuing shortage of water, the plan reduces the area allocated for irrigation by 50 percent compared with last season, with the exception […]

Oxfam Supports New Agribusinesses in Iraq

From Oxfam's Iraq Response Innovation Lab: Iraq Response Innovation Lab recently supported 5 innovative projects in the agricultural sector to launch. These 5 projects were all incubated for 10 months and received trainings on Business Models, Business Plans, Budgeting alongside technical training. The incubation started with 60 applications received online. The first phase of the […]