Tag Archives | water management

Breaking Bad in Basra

By Michael Young, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Breaking Bad in Basra In an interview, Harith Hasan discusses how environmental degradation has affected sociopolitical stability in southern Iraq. Click here to read the full report.

Cabinet allocates $3.9m for Irrigation in Diyala

By John Lee. The Cabinet held its weekly meeting on Tuesday under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi. Following discussions, the Cabinet ordered the Ministry of Finance to provide funding of 5.75 billion dinars ($3.9 million) for emergency works to address water scarcity in Diyala Governorate: IQD 1.75 billion to the General Authority for […]

Drought forces Iraq to Cut Wheat Production

By John Lee. A new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that continued drought and water shortages are affecting economic activity in Iraq, especially grain production. The Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service says agricultural cropping in irrigated areas is down by 50 percent compared to […]

Agriculture and Climate Change in Iraq

From Oxfam. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Unfarmed Now, Uninhabited When? Agriculture and climate change in Iraq Small-scale farmers in Iraq are among the most affected groups in Iraq by climate change and water scarcity. With the reduction of rainfall […]

Illicit Activities, Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area

By Harith Hasan, for Carnegie Middle East Center. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Eden Denied: Environmental Decay, Illicit Activities, and Instability in Iraq's Southern Border Area Iraq's Basra Governorate, on the border with Iran, has endured environmental degradation due to […]

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 […]

Iran, Iraq exchange accusations over Water Flow

By Muhammad Jawad Adib for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran, Iraq exchange accusations over water flow Iraq is planning to complain to the International Court of Justice about the drop in water flow from Iran. Click here […]

Half of Families in Drought-Affected Iraq need Assistance

One in two families in drought-affected Iraq need food assistance The scale of suffering inflicted by drought on Iraq's populations this year is laid bare in new research by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). It shows that one in two families in drought-affected regions require food assistance because of drought, while one in five do […]