Food & Agriculture

20-10-2014
Syria’s state-owned water bottling company, which owns a large share of the market, posted its numbers for the first three quarters of the year.
29-09-2014
Syria has contracted a Dutch company for the import of cows, an indication of how low Syria’s livestock levels have fallen.
22-09-2014
Wheat imports to Syria in the first eight months of this year have been robust, data from a Government official show.
15-09-2014
Syria’s olive oil production is expected to drop by almost half this year because of the poor climatic and security conditions.
15-09-2014
Syria’s seed cotton crop is expected to be at only a quarter of its planned output.
08-09-2014
The volumes of wheat purchased by the Syrian Government from its farmers is well below last year’s already historically low level.
25-08-2014
The daily consumption of flour in Government areas has declined by some 40 percent compared to its level prior to the uprising, according to a Government official.
25-08-2014
The government has extended an exemption of all import fees and duties on a list of food items imported by state entities until the end of this year.
07-07-2014
Syria’s olive production, a major bread earner in various parts of the country, will be declining this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
16-06-2014
The Syrian government is preparing to issue tenders for the import of sugar and rice to meet this year’s demand.
09-06-2014
The Syrian Parliament has passed a draft law exempting farmers from arrear penalties as well as from interests on money borrowed from the Agricultural Cooperative Bank.
09-06-2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has reportedly imposed a tax on farmers in a bid to raise its revenues.
19-05-2014
A report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation has confirmed the bleak prospects for Syria’s 2014 agricultural crop.
05-05-2014
Syria has issued a tender to export wheat stocked in the northeast and that it apparently cannot ship to western parts of the country.
28-04-2014
Syria’s 2014 wheat crop could fall to as low as 1 million tons according to farming experts interviewed by Reuters.

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