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Iraq needs 1 million tonnes of wheat, 250,000 T rice

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 26, 2020
Iraq’s trade ministry said on Wednesday it had advised cabinet that it needs to import one million tonnes of wheat and 250,000 tonnes of rice for its food rationing programme and to boost strategic stocks in the coming months.
A farm in Iraq
Iraq needs food   A farm in Iraq
“The crisis committee in the ministry advised the cabinet to secure the needs of the food rationing programme and build strategic stocks,” Mohamed Hanoon, trade ministry spokesman told Reuters.

Topics: Iraq wheat rice

The trade ministry had said on Saturday it was in need of more money from the budget to build three months’ supply in its strategic wheat and rice stockpiles in the face of the country’s growing coronavirus problem.