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Kurdistan Region builds presence in UAE potato market

On Monday, August 7, 2023, an agreement was signed between two Kurdish companies and a company from the United Arab Emirates, in the presence of officials from both the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Board of Investment representing the Kurdistan Regional Government.

A spokesperson from the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources stated that the agreement entails exporting 120 tons of potatoes to the United Arab Emirates in five trucks.

The potatoes produced in the Kurdistan Region in 2023 amounted to 650,000 tons. While domestic needs and consumption stand at 100,000 tons, the remaining 550,000 tons are expected to be exported.

Potato cultivation in the Kurdistan Region has seen impressive growth, both in quantity and quality, making it desirable in foreign markets and among international brands.

Department of Media and Information