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UN: Iraqi MSMEs need Targeted Support

The United Nations set aside 27 June to annually celebrate the role that micro, small and medium enterprises play in the global economy, poverty reduction and the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This year, UN agencies in Iraq share a statement to recognize MSMEs at the heart of any resilient recovery from the […]

Preventing Extinction of Gazelles in Southern Iraq

FAO Iraq mobilizing efforts to prevent the extinction of reem gazelles in Southern Iraq A delegation from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq visited last week Sawa Nature Reserve in Al Muthanna. This came as a follow-up to the urgent and current situation where reem gazzelles are endangered due […]

FAO Iraq Strengthening Veterinary Services

FAO Iraq strengthening veterinary services capacities on responding to animal heath emergencies The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) is hosting a four-day Training for Trainers (ToT), as part of the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) funded project, Improving Delivery […]

FAO, EU partner with Dairy Producers in Ninewa

FAO and the European Union: a real partnership with diary producers and empowering rural women The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture-Ninewa Agriculture Directorate, and through the European Union (EU) funded project "support to agricultural livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Nineveh […]

Improving Animal Health Services in Iraq

Improving delivery of animal health services and disease surveillance in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), hosted the Risk Assessment Workshop, as part of the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) funded project, Improving Delivery of Animal Health Services and Disease […]

Civil Society Role in Agriculture, Water and Environment

Role of Civil society associations in agriculture water and environment The Representation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, in partnership with the Al-Aghsan Foundation for Agricultural and Environmental Development, held a workshop and a dialogue platform to strengthen partnership with civil society organizations (CSO) in Iraq. The workshop […]

Improving Delivery of Animal Health Services in Iraq

Improving Delivery of Animal Health Services and Disease Surveillance in Iraq (Legislation Training workshop) 41 government legal advisors and veterinary representatives throughout Iraq participated in the workshop hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) under the title of veterinary legal legislation, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, and within the activities of the […]

Pilot Interventions for Livestock Producers in Najaf

FAO implementing pilot interventions for livestock producers in Najaf al Ashraf As part of the efforts to support farmers in Iraq, FAO, in cooperation with the MOA/DOA Najaf al Ashraf Governorate, has started distributing molasses in Um Khashem / Al-Mishkhab District to livestock producers in order to improve livestock nutrition and mitigate high feed costs. […]

Iraq Hosts FAO Conference

Near East and North Africa countries focus on nutrition, climate, resilience, water and gender The 36th FAO Regional Conference for the Near East (NERC36) started today with a focus on improving nutrition, building resilient rural communities, optimizing water management, addressing the impacts of the climate crisis and fostering green recovery initiatives, as well as gender-sensitive […]

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 […]