News from Iraq

15-08-2014 05:36 AM
Captured wheat fields give Islamic State a new weapon
After seizing five oilfields and Iraq’s biggest dam, the Islamic State now controls yet another powerful economic weapon – wheat supplies. Fighters...
30-04-2013 06:34 AM
8,000 years after its advent, agriculture is withering in Iraq
As temperatures in Southern Iraq approached 52 degrees Celsius (126°F) last July, Habib Salman, a 52-year-old farmer in the Al-Islah township, shot hi...
06-03-2013 09:10 AM
Iraq lifts import ban on Egyptian dairy products
Following a series of protracted negotiations, Iraq has agreed to lift its two-year-old import ban on Egyptian dairy products, Industry and Trade Mini...
30-01-2013 09:27 AM
Iraqi agriculture in crisis
Beset by a lack of expertise, capability and workforce, agriculture in Iraq — and other sectors of the economy — is dysfunctional. In the mid-1990s...
10-04-2012 07:56 AM
Iraq wheat payments too little, too late
WA farmers will be paid just a fraction of what they are owed from wheat sales made to Iraq during the 1980s.
05-03-2012 08:19 AM
Iraq Seeks to Buy 50,000 Tons of Wheat
Iraq plans to buy 50,000 metric tons of wheat from all origins, except Romania, according to Fawziyeh Hameed, spokeswoman for the Trade Ministry.
26-09-2011 08:49 AM
Iraq struggles to revive date palm sector
After years of wars, sanctions and drought, farmer Qais Nima Khamis says it’s time to save the dates — and bring back Iraq’s long-regaled ...
25-05-2011 08:26 AM
Alien weed hits cotton
An invasive alien weed, silverleaf nightshade, is threatening cotton and wheat crops in Syria and Iraq...
11-04-2011 09:04 AM
Iraq receives 200k tons of wheat from Australia
Iraq took delivery of more than 200,000 metric tons of wheat from Australia, Hassan Ismail Ibrahim, director general of the country’s Grain Boar...
22-03-2011 08:29 AM
Iraq seeks foreign investment in agriculture
Iraq is seeking foreign investment in agriculture to help the country become self-sufficient in grains within three years.
21-12-2010 10:01 AM
Iraq rice yield up as water supplies grow
The yellow fields on the banks of the Euphrates are producing higher yields of aromatic Iraqi No. 1 rice this year...
28-11-2010 10:03 AM
1500 tons of wheat offered to Missan farmers
The agricultural department in Missan offered 1500 tons of wheat to farmers in the province within preparations for the winter season, a local officia...