Food & Agriculture

09-09-2013
Syria and Russia have signed a contract for the construction of a new flour mill near the town of TalKalakh.
02-09-2013
Syria has cancelled two tenders for the procurement of food commodities in recent weeks, Reuters has reported, further endangering food supplies to the population.
26-08-2013
Syria’s citrus fruits production is expected to be on target this year as it will be little affected by the violence gripping the country.
29-07-2013
Syria has issued a new tender for the purchase of wheat as the government plans a surge in imports to meet falling demand.
29-07-2013
Syria has extended the deadline for a tender to procure rice from international markets.
22-07-2013
The Agricultural Support Fund, originally established to help farmers cope with the rise in the price of their inputs, is seeing a decline in its annual budget in spite of soaring input costs.
15-07-2013
Syria’s falling agriculture production is forcing the government to issue various tenders for the import of food products.
08-07-2013
The FAO’s new estimate for Syria’s wheat crop is 2.4 million tons as the government reports that procurements from farmers are at less than a third of last year’s level.
01-07-2013
Syria is issuing new tenders for the procurement of white sugar and rice.
17-06-2013
The government is raising the price at which it is buying sugar beet from its farmers in a bid to limit the expected steep decline in the volume of the crop.
10-06-2013
Syria is to suspend wheat imports in the current season, a government official said.
03-06-2013
Syria’s imports of white sugar remained strong last year according to government statistics.
27-05-2013
The Syrian farming sector has taken losses of SYP 101 billion from international sanctions and the violence engulfing the country according to the Minister of Agriculture.
27-05-2013
Syria is seeking to purchase new quantities of soft wheat from Ukraine, according to government officials.
20-05-2013
Syria is paying a premium of some 5 percent on the wheat it is importing from global markets, as exports to the country grow increasingly routine, according to Reuters.

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