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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… Read More

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,… Read More

$250m Wheat Marketing Center Opened in Erbil

By John Lee. The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has opened a new wheat marketing center in Erbil, a year after announcing the project. In a statement on Twitter, Masrour Barzani said: “In less than a year, we are back to inaugurate the $250-million wheat marketing project in Erbil. A great new… Read More

Iraq may take Iran to Court over Water Rights

By John Lee. It has been reported that the Iraqi Minister of Water Resources has said that Baghdad may take its dispute with Iran over water rights to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Al Khaleej Online quotes Mahdi Rashid (pictured) as saying that Iran is digging tunnels and trying to alter the natural water… Read More

Kurdistan Tomato Farmers say they’re Making a Loss

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Tomato farmers say they’re making a loss Tomato farmers in the Kurdistan Region say they are making a loss after a tough year, dealing with water shortages and finding a market for their produce…. Read More

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… Read More

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and… Read More

KRG “Bans Tomato Imports from rest of Iraq”

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Kurdistan’s unemployed youth blame the government The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has banned imports of tomatoes from Iraq, following protest from farmers because of the low price of their fruit. Click here to read… Read More

Honoring the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Iraq

His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Mr. Muhammad Karim Al- Khafaji honored Dr Salah El-hajj Hassan FAO Representative in Iraq and his team of experts in appreciation of their distinguished and outstanding efforts supporting farmers’ livelihoods in Iraq. During the inauguration of an inception workshop of the EU-funded FAO project: “Restoration and strengthening the resilience… Read More

WFP Resilience Projects respond to Water Shortages in Iraq

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has expanded its resilience-building programme across Salah al-Din governorate north of Baghdad, to respond to growing concerns about the lower than usual rainfall in Iraq. This year has seen the second lowest rainfall in 40 years in the country. WFP’s livelihoods work, implemented with local communities, the Government… Read More