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KRG starts 27 Projects over Past Year

The ninth cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) started 27 multisectoral projects from March 2020 to June 2021, as it reaches the 2nd anniversary since its foundation. The KRG invested $332 million on housing projects, developed a $250 million wheat marketing project, distributed $2.56 billion worth of business licenses, and completed the MED Steel […]

KRG begins Buying Wheat from Farmers for First Time

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. KRG begins buying wheat from farmers for the first time The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) began buying wheat from farmers on Tuesday for the first time, following the completion of the newly constructed multimillion-dollar […]

New Wheat Marketing Project in Slemani

Prime Minister Masrour Barzani has laid the foundational stone for the Kurdistan Regional Government's Wheat Marketing Project in Slemani (Sulaymaniya). The $122 million project will be implemented by Qaiwan Group, in accordance with international standards, and finalized by 2025. At the inaugural ceremony, the Prime Minister described the agriculture project as a strategic investment to […]

KRG Invests in Major Wheat Industry Project

As part of its efforts to transform the Kurdistan Region into a competitive producer, the Kurdistan Regional Government has invested in strategic projects to strengthen and expand the region's agricultural sector and food industry. One of these landmark projects is the Wheat Marketing Project, which Prime Minister Masrour Barzani launched on Nov. 1, 2020 as […]

Agricultural Value Chain Study in Iraq

New FAO and WFP study reveals opportunities to strengthen food value chains in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) released today 'Agricultural value chain study in Iraq: Dates, Grapes, Tomatoes and Wheat.' This important review covering 2019-20 was conducted with […]

Saudi-Iraqi Business Forum Launched; New Projects Announced

By John Lee. Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi received a delegation of Saudi officials and business people in Baghdad on Monday. Among the visitors was the Saudi Minister of Commerce, Acting Minister of Media, and Chairman of the Saudi-Iraqi Coordination Council, Dr. Majid bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi. The delegation included businessmen representing 22 Saudi companies. During the […]

Wheat Farms Efficiency in Saline Irrigated Areas of Iraq

By John Lee. The study Technical and Environmental Efficiency of Wheat Farms in Saline Irrigated Areas of Central Iraq investigates the impact of soil salinity on technical efficiency (TE) and environmental efficiency (EE) in wheat production in central Iraq, where 360 farmers interviewed in winter season 2015-2016. In developing countries, even though irrigated agricultural land […]

Decision on Russian Wheat Imports "Months Away"

By John Lee. Iraq is reportedly still holding discussions over the possible import of wheat from Russia. Deputy trade minister Haitham Jameel Ismail al-Khshali told Reuters that a group of experts is looking into the issue, but it could be months before they reach a decision. (Source: Reuters)

Who is really behind the Torching of Iraqi Grain Fields?

By Dana Taib Menmy for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Thousands of dunams of wheat and barley crops were torched this month in Kirkuk, Ninevah, Salahuddin and Diyala provinces, adding agony to the harsh lives of Iraqi farmers and raising the question […]

Wheat Production to rise sharply

By John Lee. Local wheat production in Iraq could reach almost 3 million tonnes in the 2018-2019 season, up from 2.17 million tonnes in the previous year, according to Reuters. While the total area of wheat planted using irrigation has fallen from one million hectares in the 2017-2018 season to 550,000 hectares this season, better […]

Iraq buys Grain from US, considers Russia

By John Lee. Iraqi trade minister Mohammed Hashim has reportedly signed a deal on Thursday to import wheat and rice from the United States. According to Reuters, the agreement covers the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, Kurdistan 24 reports that a Russian delegation visited Baghdad this week to discuss exporting wheat to Iraq. (Sources: Reuters, […]

Former Trade Minister sentenced for Corruption

By John Lee. A former Minister for Trade and two former State Directors of the Ministry have been sentenced in absentia to seven years in prison for corruption. A statement from Iraq's Commission of Integrity said the three committed offenses in two contracts between the State Company for Trading Grain and a company supplying basmati […]