Food & Agriculture

02-11-2015
Cotton, long considered Syria’s “gold,” is set to witness another dreadful harvest.
29-10-2015
The Syrian Government has finalised the import of 200,000 tons of soft wheat from a local trader although the actual level of wheat supplies in the market appear to be well below demand.
19-10-2015
Syria’s olive oil production during the 2014/2015 declined 35 percent on an annual basis according to recent data.
19-10-2015
The deadline for bidding for the supply of 200,000 tons of wheat to Syria has been extended.
19-10-2015
As expected, the Syrian Government has increased the price of bread, a staple food, by almost two-thirds.
12-10-2015
Syria has issued a tender for the import of 200,000 tons of wheat, Reuters has reported.
21-09-2015
The Syrian Government has bought only a fraction of the wheat harvest from local farmers and will likely maintain high import levels in the coming months.
31-08-2015
Syria’s citrus crop, which is largely grown in the coastal area, is forecast to remain stable this year.
17-08-2015
Qatar is granting USD 15 million to the Syrian opposition to buy wheat from local farmers.
27-07-2015
Syria’s agriculture sector has been substantially destroyed by the war, a joint report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) has found.
20-07-2015
The Syrian Government is slowing its purchase of barley from local farmers, while at the same time importing from world markets enabling traders to make significant profits, a local publication has reported.
06-07-2015
Around 43 percent of state-owned bakeries are out of service because of the war, a government official has said.
24-06-2015
After declining last year, Syria’s almond production, which is among the world’s five largest, is expected to pick up in 2015, according to a government official, although it will remain well below its historical averages.
18-06-2015
Syria’s crop of pistachio, of which it is one of the leading producers in the world, is estimated to have fallen significantly last year.
15-06-2015
Syria has issued a tender for the supply of 150,000 tons of soft wheat to be paid by an Iranian credit line.

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