Tag Archives | Ration Card System

New Electronic Food Voucher System

In a technical workshop held this week, the Government of Iraq and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will discuss the potential introduction of electronic food vouchers in the Iraqi Public Distribution System (PDS). They will be joined by financial payments experts from MasterCard, the leading global technology and payments company, which, under a global […]

Why Iraq’s Ration Card Can’t be Scrapped

By Hassan Latif al-Zubaidi. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. It’s not the first time the Iraqi government has tried to abolish the ration card system. And it won’t be the last. Kufa University’s Hassan […]

Iraq Cancels Direct Food Purchases

Iraq's trade ministry has cancelled direct cash purchases of essential food items, such as sugar, wheat and rice, in a move to help prevent corruption, according to a report from Reuters. The change was announced as a 100-day target set by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to improve his fragile coalition government's performance in the face […]

Concerns Over Food Ration Cards in Iraq

The Planning and Cooperation Development ministry stated on Tuesday that the ration card file will be completely managed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs instead of the Trade ministry in early 2014, indicating that the file is affecting Iraq economically and hindering the conclusion of international conventions. Mahdi al-Allak, the Undersecretary of the […]

Iraq "Able to Satisy its Food Needs"

Iraq’s Ambassador to the UN Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO), Hassan al-Janaby, has stated in Rome on Saturday that the prices of foodstuffs were increasing and all reports are indicating that the world is facing a very embarrasing situation, threatening to unleash a major hunger wave, but he said Iraq was able to satisfy the […]