iraq agro + poultry

The Iraqi Government has the following priorities:  

  • Improvement and extension of irrigation systems
  • Modernisation of cereal crops
  • Livestock farming
  • Fruit growing
  • Agribusiness 

Northern Iraq has always been Iraq's granary, with its fertile soils and abundant water. The regional government has plans to build numerous dams.

In order to organize reconstruction across the country, the Council of Ministers extends the existing five-year development plan. The plan includes an investment budget of approximately US$ 280 billion.

iraq agro + poultry for crop production, animal husbandry and poultry

Iraq‘s imports of agricultural machinery

Interestingly, Iraq, with 547 million € between 2012 and 2016, is the Middle East’s second largest importer of agricultural machinery. Right after Saudi Arabia (716 million €), and well before Iran (464 million €) and the UAE (319 million €). (VDMA German Engineering Federation)

Source VDMA

Opportunities in the agricultural industry

  • Massive investments in crop production, agricultural technology and animal husbandry
  • Increase of yields - Reduction of immense post-harvest losses - Reduction of import bill
  • Medium-term development extremely promising

Booming poultry industry

Iraqi Kurdistan poultry industry has dramatically increased over the past five years. Haider Farhan, head of Kurdistan Region’s poultry industry High Council: “There are now 2,000 chicken farms in the Kurdistan Region, producing nearly 190 tons of meat annually.”

“Production has increased by 50 percent over the last five years” confirms Ramazan Mohammed, head of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)’s agriculture and water resources directorate. “We have documented the opening of 338 new official poultry farms during that time, plus about 300 unregistered ones.”

Iraq is the main buyer of Kurdistan’s chicken. Annually, Kurdistan Region’s businessmen and companies buy at least 100-130 thousand tons of live chickens from Kurdistan’s farms and send them to the rest of Iraq alive. Given an average price of 2,000 dinars for each kilo, the trade is worth US$ 216 million.

Iraq imports chicken from 19 countries, the lion’s share coming from Turkey, Brazil, USA and Ukraine, according to official figures from Iraq’s Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Visitor profile

  • Farmers
  • Breeders
  • Keepers

    Range of exhibits 


    • Crop seeds
    • Flower bulbs and seeds
    • Florage plant seeds
    • Medical and herb seeds
    • Oil seeds
    • Vegetable seeds
    • Miscellaneous

    Agricultural technology

    • Drilling and sowing
    • Farm inputs
    • Farmyard supplies and grassland care
    • Fertilizing
    • Forest
    • Fruit, vegetables and other special crops
    • Harvest conditioning, conveying, preservation and storage
    • Harvesting
    • Irrigation and drainage
    • Management, services, organisations 
    • Mobile loading machines
    • Municipal applications/landscape management
    • Plant protection
    • Soil working and seed-bed preparation
    • Solid biofuels
    • Tanks
    • Tractors
    • Transport
    • Used machine trade

    Flori- and horticulture / Hot house technology

    • Horticulture technology
    • Hot-house construction
    • Hot-house technology
    • Mechanical equipment for horticulture
    • Technical equipment for horticulture
    • Miscellaneous


      Animal production

      • Animal housing and shed construction
      • Breeding animals, breeding programs, trade, reproduction technology
      • Controlled environment and environment technology
      • Equipment and accessories
      • Feed and other farm inputs
      • Feed storage, feedstuff production
      • Husbandry and feeding techniques
      • Management and consulting services
      • Milking and cooling technology
      • Processing and marketing
      • Technology for dung, solid manure and slurry
      • Transport vehicles, transport services
      • Training, associations, media

      Services Firms, organizations, media

      • Advanced training and education
      • Certfication
      • Cleaning and hygiene
      • Corporate and human resources consulting
      • E-commerce
      • Employment agencies
      • Financial service providers
      • Internet services
      • IT services
      • Ministries, government agencies
      • Organizations
      • Recycling
      • Software solutions
      • Special shows, trade forums
      • Specialist literature
      • Trade and technical publishers
      • Trade publications
      • Training, consulting
      • Other services