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KRG to Prioritise Private Enterprise

By Padraig O’Hannelly. A major conference has heard that Iraqi Kurdistan will prioritise a shift towards private enterprise and a more efficient public sector. In his keynote speech to CWC/GFEn‘s Kurdistan Iraq Economic Forum (KIEF) conference, held online, Kurdistan’s Deputy Prime Minister, Qubad Talabani (pictured), said: “We must create an environment to let the private sector… Read More

Documenting Pollution of Iraq’s Shatt Al-Arab River

By John Lee. A investigation by Bellingcat documents the pollution of Iraq’s Shatt Al-Arab river. Analysis of open source materials suggests evidence of continuing pollution of Iraq’s main waterways. Click here to read the full report. (Source: Bellingcat)

Iraqi Cabinet urges cooperation with Turkey over Tigris River

The Iraqi Cabinet has authorised the Minister of Water Resources to negotiate and sign a protocol of cooperation between Iraq and Turkey on the management of the water resources of the Tigris River. According to the UN, intake from the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers – Iraq’s primary sources of water – is decreasing at… Read More

Bumper Rice Crop in Iraqi Kurdistan

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan Region rice farmers harvest bumper crop Rice harvest season has begun in the Kurdistan Region, and farmers in Erbil’s Harir sub-district say there’s been a boom in production this year. “We’re making a… Read More

Breaking Out of Fragility: Diversification and Growth in Iraq

Breaking Out of Fragility: A Country Economic Memorandum for Diversification and Growth in Iraq Iraq is at a crossroads. Almost two decades after the 2003 war, the country remains caught in a fragility trap, facing increasing political instability, growing social unrest, and a deepening state-citizen divide. Amid a multitude of crises (including an oil price… Read More

US donates $2.2m for Veterinary Services in Iraq

FAO receives 2.2 million dollars from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in Iraq The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the additional contribution of 2.2 million dollars from the Defence Threat Reduction Agency, DTRA/USA, to strengthen veterinary services in targeted provinces in… Read More

Iraq Bans Import of 29 Agricultural, Animal Products

From Middle East Monitor, under a Creative Commons licence. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture yesterday banned the import of 29 agricultural crops and animal products due to their abundance in the local markets. The list of… Read More

Iraq to Export Barley for the First Time

By John Lee. Iraq’s Ministry of Agriculture has reportedly announced that it will export barley for the first time. A ministry spokesman told Shafaaq News Agency that 700,000 tons of barley will be auctioned next week, with ten countries expressing an interest in bidding. (Source: Shafaaq) The post Iraq to Export Barley for the First… Read More

Iraq to Negotiate Water Share with Iran, Turkey

Iraq Forms Delegation to Negotiate Water Share with Iran, Turkey The Iraqi Foreign Relations Committee in Parliament formed a special delegation headed by the Minister of Water Resources, Mahdi Rashid Al-Hamdani, to resolve the water file with Iran and Turkey. The committee’s rapporteur, MP Iqbal Abdul Hussein, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had been… Read More

New Report on Iraqi Agriculture

Iraq is heavily reliant on oil, as oil revenues have been the spine of the economy and the main contributor to exports and remain so even with the halt of oil prices and market demand. This led to neglecting the opportunities that lie in other sectors that could diversify and support the economy. Agriculture is… Read More