Food & Agriculture
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.
Cotton, long considered Syria’s “gold,” is set to witness another dreadful harvest.
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.
The deadline for bidding for the supply of 200,000 tons of wheat to Syria has been extended.
As expected, the Syrian Government has increased the price of bread, a staple food, by almost two-thirds.
Syria has issued a tender for the import of 200,000 tons of wheat, Reuters has reported.
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.
Syria’s citrus crop, which is largely grown in the coastal area, is forecast to remain stable this year.
Qatar is granting USD 15 million to the Syrian opposition to buy wheat from local farmers.
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