Tag Archives | Poultry

Sustainable Development Strategies for Tomato and Poultry Sectors

Sustainable development strategies to transform Iraq's tomato and poultry sectors H. E. Mohammed Kareem Al Khafaji, Minister of Agriculture, officially launched, on behalf of the Government of Iraq, the country's Poultry and Tomato Sustainable Development Strategies (2022-2026). Consumer demand for Iraqi poultry and tomato products is on the rise, particularly in the domestic market. Together, […]

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 […]

Developing Iraq's Poultry and Tomato Sector Strategies

Iraq makes strides to develop poultry and tomato sector strategies Sector-focused consultations to support sustainable and inclusive development in the poultry and tomato value chains in Iraq were held in Basra and Mosul on 4 July 2021. These consultations will be instrumental in elaborating national strategies for the two sectors. The poultry and tomato sector […]

Iraqi Govt to Support Poultry Sector

Translated by L. Bedrosian. The Iraqi Minister of Agriculture has confirmed the import of yellow corn and soybeans to increase the production of poultry and eggs. Mohammed Al-Khafaji told a meeting with poultry producers and breeders that the ministry will provide the necessary support and facilities for breeders and investors in setting up projects and […]

Poultry Industry "Booming" in Kurdistan

By John Lee. Iraqi Kurdistan poultry industry is reported to have dramatically increased over the last five years. Haider Farhan, head of Kurdistan Region’s poultry industry high council, told Rudaw that there are now 2,000 chicken farms in the Kurdistan Region, producing nearly 190 tons of meat annually. More here. (Source: Rudaw)

Cherkizovo Group Receives Permission to Export to Iraq

By John Lee. PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, today announces that its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility has received permission to export poultry products to Iraq. The Vasilyevskaya poultry farm, which is Cherkizovo Group's largest poultry production facility, was granted the right to export to Iraq. The permit […]

Iraq lifts Ban on Import of Ukrainian Poultry

By John Lee. The ban on export of poultry products from Ukraine to Iraq has reportedly been lifted. It had been introduced due to outbreaks of avian influenza in Ukraine. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco had reported a sharp reduction in sales due to the ban. (Source: Ukrinform News)

Improving Women’s Livelihoods in Ninewah

For a young Yazidi woman who survived upheaval and displacement in northern Iraq, hope and stability finally arrived in an unexpected form: plump brown quails, and their tiny speckled eggs. Gulistan, 23, lives in the predominantly Christian and Yazidi district of Alqosh in the northern reaches of Ninewah Governorate. In the summer of 2014, the […]

Iraq Extends Chicken Import Ban

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly extended its ban on poultry imports to three more European countries: Finland, Serbia and the United Kingdom. The ban covers live and frozen poultry imports, and comes in response to bird flu outbreaks. Iraq is the world's fifth biggest buyer of chicken meat, with purchases of 670,000 tonnes last year, […]

Avangardco Iraq Business falls by half

By John Lee. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco has said that its exports of shell eggs decreased by 50 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2016, due to what it described as "the unstable situation in Iraq". In the period, the company sold 59 mln units to Iraq, down from 119 mln units in 3Q […]