U.S. Agency for International Development

Olive Oil Industry in Iraq Begins to Ripen

Visit the Al-Zatoon Olive Association's new processing plant in Ninawa province, home of the first mechanized olive oil presser in Iraq and a model for similar demonstration projects in Kurdistan, Salah al Din and the Tal Afar district of Ninawa province. A new olive oil industry in Iraq is growing, thanks to training, equipment and technical assistance received from the USAID-Inma Agribusiness program.

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