Tag Archives | Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving trade policy in Iraq (SAAVI)

ITC launches Partnerships with Agri-Food firms in Iraq

ITC launches partnerships with major agri-food companies in Iraq New partnerships to connect Iraqi agri-food companies with local producers have now been launched in the country with support from the European Union. The Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving Trade Policy (SAAVI) project signed partnership agreements with major enterprises in the agri-business […]

Coordinating Ag and Tech Vocational Education in Iraq

Coordinating agriculture and technical vocational education and training in Iraq A needs assessment workshop for establishing a National Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Committee has been held in Baghdad. This committee would be instrumental in harmonising various activities being undertaken by key partners to reform agriculture-related TVET in Iraq. Representatives from the Prime […]

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 […]

Promoting Inclusive Economic Growth and Job Creation in Iraq

Project launched to promote inclusive economic growth and job creation in Iraq A ceremony was held to formally launch the 'Strengthening the agriculture and agri-food value chain and improving trade policy' (SAAVI) project. The five-year project worth EUR 22.5 million is funded by the European Union and is being implemented by the International Trade Centre […]

Facilitating Iraq's WTO Accession Process

Facilitating Iraq's WTO Accession process in collaboration with Iraq's National Committee on WTO Accession. Iraq's National Committee on WTO Accession participated in a technical session organised in Baghdad on 23rd November. The session  provided a comprehensive overview of the accession process and highlighted the crucial role of  the National Committee on WTO Accession in this […]

First Steering Committee Meeting of SAAVI Project

Representatives of the government, private sector and UN agencies have participated in the first steering committee meeting for "Strengthening the Agriculture and Agri-food Value Chain and Improving trade policy in Iraq" (SAAVI) project. The steering committee is led by the Ministry of Planning and co-chaired by the European Union Delegation. The Ministry of Agriculture and […]

Enhancing Agricultural Development will Facilitate Accession to WTO

Enhancing agricultural development will facilitate Iraq's accession to WTO A workshop on "WTO Accession and Agriculture" was organised from 4th to 7th July 2021 in Baghdad. Agricultural development consistent with WTO standards needs enhancement in Iraq for facilitating the negotiations leading to the accession process. The workshop provided a comprehensive overview of the agriculture sector […]