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Video: Olive Oil Industry in Iraq Begins to Ripen

By John Lee. A new video produced by USAID showcases the Al-Zatoon Olive Association's new processing plant in Ninawa province, home of the first mechanized olive oil presser in Iraq and a model for similar demonstration projects in Kurdistan, Salah al Din and the Tallafar district of Ninawa province. A new olive oil industry in […]

Olive Processing Factory in Kurdistan

AKnews reports that an Italian company is planning to set up an olive processing factory in the region. The KRG's Agriculture Minister, Jamil Suleiman, told the agency that the Ministry allocated 600 acres of land for growing olives, following a request from the company to facilitate the project. In the second phase, the Ministry will […]

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Biggest Olive Groves in Middle East - in Diyala!

Diyala's provincial government says that Spanish companies have submitted bids to establish the biggest olive plantation in the Middle East. According to a report from Al SumariaTV, the groves would cover an area of 50,000 donums, which equates to 12,500 hectares, or about 31,000 acres. The same source said that an Emirati company and an […]