Wheat Production Improvement Program in Iraq: Cost-benefit and Adoption Analysis with Case Study from Babylon Region. By Aymen M. Daham *

Forward This research work was supported by the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH) and implemented in cooperation with the Iraqi Economists Network. The activity is part of the GIZ project Private Sector Development (PDS) which is being implanted in Iraq since 2018. The objective of this particular

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Nadhir Al-Ansari , Salwan Ali Abed and Salam Hussein Ewaid* Agriculture in Iraq

The climate of Iraq is of the subtropical semi-dry type; however, the country was rich in water resources until a few decades ago. The climate change, the construction of many dams on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the neighboring countries, wasting water, and mismanagement caused water shortages. Now, there is a need to decrease consumption, good management of water resour

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Iraq to Offer First-Ever Barley Exports as Rains Yield Surplus

By Khalid Al-Ansary Iraq will offer barley for export for the first time after ample rains and price incentives spurred farmers to grow a surplus of the grain. The government plans to start auctioning 700,000 tons of the grain next week and anticipates interest from Gulf Arab states, Jordan and countries in North Africa, agriculture ministry spokesman Hameed Al-Nayef said

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Iraqi farming and privatisation: an interview with Eckart Woertz

Ahead of our forthcoming second report on Iraq’s water resources, we spoke with Eckart Woertz, Director at the GIGA Institute of Middle East Studies and Professor for contemporary history and politics of the Middle East at the University of Hamburg. In 2014, Dr. Woertz published Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis and the Middle East. A detailed analysis of the political ec

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