Food & Agriculture

11-10-2016
The Syrian government may, after all, not be able to pay for the one million tons of wheat it has tendered to buy from Russia.
04-10-2016
The Syrian government is expected to announce in the next few days the name of the Russian company that will be contracted for the supply of one million tons of soft wheat.
20-09-2016
Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.
13-09-2016
Damascus and Moscow have reportedly reached a deal on the supply of Russian wheat on preferential terms.
13-09-2016
Lebanon has lifted the ban, imposed only three months ago, on the import of fruits and vegetables from Syria.
16-08-2016
Syria has issued a huge tender to buy one million tons of soft wheat from Russia, which even by international standards is a very large volume.
25-07-2016
Syria’s grains purchasing entity, Hoboob, has awarded a contract to buy 200 thousand tons of Russian soft milling wheat.
05-07-2016
The volume of wheat bought by the Syrian Government from its farmers this year is likely to be even smaller than last year’s record low level, meaning large amounts will need to be purchased from private sector traders or imported.
21-06-2016
Syrian exports of agricultural products to Russia stood at USD 10 million since the launch of the Russian export village in Lattakia six months ago.
14-06-2016
Lebanon has banned all imports of Syrian fruits and vegetables until early next year, in a move to protect its farmers.
23-05-2016
The Syrian Government has announced a sharp annual increase in the price it will pay farmers to buy the wheat harvest.
26-04-2016
The Syrian opposition investment fund has announced a new allocation of money to help food supply sustainability in the northern opposition-controlled areas.
12-04-2016
An Iranian engineering company has won a contract to renovate a grain silo in Lattakia.
15-03-2016
According to the FAO, Syria’s wheat import requirements remain high in spite of relatively good crop levels.
08-03-2016
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.

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