Tag Archives | United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Dairy Industry Empowers Women in Nineveh

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Restores Hope to Rural Women in the Traditional Dairy Processing in Nineveh Governorate As part of its efforts to develop and diversify livelihoods, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working to empower rural women and restore hope to returnees through […]

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19

Food Security in Iraq: Impact of COVID-19 with a special section on water shortages and adaptation (November 2020 - May 2021) Over the six-month period analyzed in this report, Iraq experienced significant turmoil. In addition to the effects of the pandemic, with cases overall on the rise in Iraq - now in its third wave […]

Drought: Iraq reduces Irrigated Land by 50%

By John Lee. Iraq's Minister of Agriculture, Muhammad Al-Khafaji, has chaired a coordination meeting to approve the country's winter agricultural plan, along with the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Al-Hamdani. Due to the continuing shortage of water, the plan reduces the area allocated for irrigation by 50 percent compared with last season, with the exception […]

Water Accounting and Productivity Assessment Training

Water Accounting and Water Productivity Assessment Training workshop FAO-Iraq conducted a two-day training workshop in Erbil on Water Accounting and Water Productivity assessment within the implementation of an FAO project aiming at agricultural Water Resource Management Improvement, Water accounting with a baseline water productivity assessment" to demonstrate the value of water accounting (WA) and water […]

FAO supports Corn Silage Production in Kirkuk

Within the framework of the EU funded project Support to livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Ninewa Governorate, Iraq, a high-level meeting on processing and marketing of corn silage to support the production of fodder crops in Iraq was held in Kirkuk Agriculture Directorate. The meeting was attended by Mrs. Ahlam Fakhreddin, […]

Economic Recovery "Slow" for SMEs in Iraq

Economic recovery is slow for SMEs in Iraq during the second year of COVID-19 To measure the impact of COVID-19 on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Iraq, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the International Trade Center (ITC) conducted a panel study of 716 SMEs, covering June […]

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 […]

Opening of Village Dairy Centers for Milk Processing

First Opening of Village Dairy Centers for Milk collection, Processing and Marketing in Nineveh Governorate For the purpose to complement the humanitarian efforts carried out by the United Nations in Nineveh Governorate, and within the framework of supporting income generation for returning families and local communities, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations […]

Strengthening the Agri-Food systems in Southern Iraq

Restoration and strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems in Southern Iraq Key Findings of Rapid Needs Assessment and Identification of Key-Value Chains challenges and Interventions in Basra, Missan and Thi-Qar. The project 'Restoration and strengthening the resilience of agri-food systems in Southern Iraq' (GCP/IRQ/004/EC) funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the Food […]

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 […]

New efforts to Improve Agricultural Methods in Iraq

Iraq's Minister of Agriculture, H.E Muhammad Karim Al-Khafaji, has received the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq (FAO), Dr. Salah Hajj Hassan, and his accompanying delegation, in the presence of the Ministry's Technical Undersecretary Dr. Mithaq Abdul-Hussein, the Ministry's advisor, Dr. Mahdi Damad Al-Qaisi, and Adviser Raed Haddad […]

COVID-19 hits Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises

COVID-19 Dealt Heavy Blows to Iraqi Labour Market, Enterprises in 2020: IOM, FAO, ITC Study In early April, Iraq surpassed 900,000 COVID-19 cases. Necessary efforts to contain the spread of the virus throughout 2020 led to a reduction in economic activity; compounded by pre-existing economic challenges, drops in oil prices and the public health COVID-19 […]