Food & Agriculture
The Syrian Government has announced a sharp annual increase in the price it will pay farmers to buy the wheat harvest.
The Syrian opposition investment fund has announced a new allocation of money to help food supply sustainability in the northern opposition-controlled areas.
An Iranian engineering company has won a contract to renovate a grain silo in Lattakia.
According to the FAO, Syria’s wheat import requirements remain high in spite of relatively good crop levels.
The Syrian Government has issued a new tender to import wheat, a reflection of its growing dependence on imports to meet the population’s needs.
A Russian company has announced that it won a contract for the construction of several flourmills in the province of Homs.
The Syrian Government is preparing a new tender for the import of soft milling wheat.
The Syrian Government has issued a new tender for the import of sugar and rice.
The shortages of wheat are leading to an increase in the price of bread in areas under the control of ISIS and the PYD, according to local activists.
The Syrian government has cancelled a wheat barter deal with an Italian company on unclear grounds.
Syria has bought 200 thousand tons of wheat from Russia as it seeks to meet the gap between local supplies and demand.
Syria has issued a tender for the procurement of an additional 200 thousand tons of wheat.
The Syrian Government has issued an indicative procurement price for the next wheat and barley harvest that is meant at encouraging farmers to grow these two crops.
The Syrian Government inaugurated last week a new flourmill that will reduce the country’s dependency on imports.
As expected, Russia has supplied more than 100,000 tons of wheat to Syria free-of-charge.
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