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New Potato Processing Plant for Duhok

By John Lee. KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundation stone of a potato production factory in Duhok, which is set to provide 500 jobs and make use of local potatoes. In his speech at the ceremony the PM said: "This is a great support for our people to rely on themselves, so […]

Kurdistan to Export Potatoes to Russia

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is to export potatoes to Russia. According to a report from Basnews, production has exceeded demand, allowing 500 tons of the product will be exported to Russia this year. Speaking at the opening of a factory to produce fried potato chips, the KRG's Minister for Agriculture, Abdulsattar […]

Potato Crop Down 8% in 2010

A spokesman for Iraq's Planning Ministry has blamed neighbouring countries for the decline in the country's potato crop. Iraq harvested 200,000 tons of potatos in 2010, compared to 223,000 tons in 2009 - a drop of almost 8%, Abdul-Zahra al-Hindawai told AKnews. He related the decline to the drop in the level of rivers flowing […]