Food & Agriculture

16-05-2017
The Syrian government is increasing its control over the local wheat market in a bid to procure as much wheat as possible from the local crop.
02-05-2017
Syria’s state-owned bakeries produce an average of 7.8 million bread loaves a day, a government official said.
18-04-2017
The Syrian government has increased the procurement price of seed cotton to encourage farmers to grow it.
11-04-2017
Syria’s wheat harvest could rise to above 2 million tons this year, the Minister of Agriculture has said, potentially reducing import levels.
04-04-2017
Some USD 11 billion would be required to kickstart Syria’s agricultural production, improve livelihoods, and reduce migration and the need for humanitarian aid, a report by the FAO has found.
21-03-2017
The government has announced a sharp increase in the price of fertilizers, a decision that is likely to hit Syria’s agricultural output.
27-02-2017
The government is embarking on a new deal to import much needed wheat although it only has money to procure a small portion of its requirements.
07-02-2017
Syria is the third largest per-capita consumer of table olives in the world, a recent report has found.
31-01-2017
A fund financed by western countries is launching its second operation in the space of three months in Syria’s southern governorates to supply wheat to the population, highlighting the severe impact of last year’s poor harvest.
31-01-2017
Syria’s one-million-ton wheat import deal from Russia, which was contracted to a little-known company, is now reportedly in jeopardy, highlighting the disruptive role regime cronies play in all sectors of the economy.
24-01-2017
The government has issued a tender for the urgent supply of fertilizers for its winter crops.
24-01-2017
The Syrian government has increased by up to 260 percent the price at which it buys tobacco from its farmers, most of whom are based in the coastal area, which is largely supportive of the regime.
17-01-2017
Syria is planning to import up to four million tons of wheat, an industry official has said, indicating that the government is not expecting to recover control of its wheat growing areas in the near future.
06-12-2016
Moscow has confirmed that it would send 100 thousand tons of wheat to government-held parts of Syria as humanitarian aid.
29-11-2016
The Syrian government has increased the procurement price for next year’s wheat and barley crops in a bid to entice farmers to grow them.

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