IRAQ IMPORTS %80 OF ITS FOOD NEEDS! OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENT IN IRAQI AGRICULTURE Irrigation: Essential to agricultural production, includes new systems, center pivot, drip, land reclamation/restoration and the renovation of the existing canal-based flood irrigation systems. Seed: New and appropriate varieties matched to climatic conditions and cultural and management practices. Fertilizer: Required to capture the benefits of improved seed varieties. Agricultural Equipment: Agricultural equipment is in high demand in Iraq. Storage, Transportation and Handling: With the exception of food grains (wheat and rice), Iraq currently lacks the capacity to efficiently store and transport feed grains and horticultural products. Commercial Farming: To realize potential productivity gains, a larger scale and input and technology dependent agriculture will need to develop. Traditionally the National Extension Service facilitates this change. This will need to be the case in Iraq ? but does not preclude a strong role for the private sector as well. Agribusiness: Will depend upon a healthy, diversified and viable production agricultural sector. The value chain concept best illustrates this as production agriculture to a large extent supplies the inputs which agribusiness transforms into higher valued products. Opportunities currently exist, for example, as feed mills could serve as the link between feed grain producers and livestock producers, and lead to the development of more intensive and efficient livestock production.
3rd BASRAH FOODEXPO, opened its doors to its visitors on 22-25 February 2013 in Basrah International Fair Ground. From 10 different countries 68 international companies have attended the exhibition and 16.200 people have visited the fair ground. From the surrounding cities of Basrah such as Nasiriyah, Babil, Nejef, Maysan and Baghdat,Hosted Buyers visited the exhibition and contacted with participants one by one. Connections made during the fair, contracts and jobs showed to all our participants clearly that, Basrah FoodExpo is the most effective platform for them. Upon our invitation; Basrah Chamber of Commerce, Najaf Chamber of Commerce, Maysan Chamber of Commerce, Nasiriyah Chamber of Commerce opened stands in 4th BASRAH FOODEXPO and gave information to exhibitors about the region and market. In pursuit of the opening ceremony a conference has been performed in which all of exhibitors take place.During 4 days thanks to our matchmaking system ,give chance to find reliable buyers and partners, matched with potential buyers and visitors in their sector. And we have achieved to perform 234 bileteral meetings during 4th BASRAH FOODEXPO.
? Professionals related to the field of food technologies, food service equipments, food processing, meat & milk process, fish & sea food products, cheese & bakery products, frozen foods & canned & processes foods.. ? Government authorities, ? Local governorate, ? Municipality, ? Ministry representatives from central government ? Local businessmen ? International companies representatives located in Iraq ? Decision-makers from neighboring countries ? Merchants ? Investors ? Trade Buyers ? Food and Beverage Distributors & Retailers ? Food and Beverage Manufacturers ? Hotels ? Bakeries ? Agriculture Engineers ? Agriculture Farmers ? Livestock & Poultry Farmers ? Mass Grocery Retails ? Supermarket Chains
Food and Food Technologies ? Food Processing, Packaging Machineries ? Processed Food ? Beverage Technology, Baverages ? Frozen Foods, Canned Food, Ready Meals ? Diet Foods, Diabetic Foods and Beverages ? Dry and Dried Food ? Bakery and Patisserie Products ? Water, Soft Drinks and Beverages ? Tea, Coffee ? Oils and Fats ? Sugar and Confectionary Products, Chocolates ? Milk and Milk Products ? Meat and Meat Products ... ? Poultry Products ? Seafood & Fish Products ? Grains and Cereals ? Dairy Products Agriculture and Technologies ? Agricultural Machineries, Equipments and Accessories ? Seeds, Fertilizers, Chemicals, Plant Protection Drugs ? Feeds & Additives ? Organic Agriculture ? Livestock & Poultry Equipment ? Dairy Farming Equipments ? Fisheries & Fish Farming Equipment ? Animal Husbandry Equipments and Machineries ? Slaughterhouse Equipments ? Animal Health, Veterinary Services and Equipments ? Fishing ? Irrigation Machineries, Equipments, Systems ? Ornamental Plants and Landscape Materials ? Greenhouses ? Packaging..