Food & Agriculture

13-04-2002
The General Organization for Food Industry (GOFI) is currently building a USD5 million pasteurized milk plant in Damascus with a capacity of 5 Tons/hr and a USD300,000 tomato packaging plant with a capacity of 1.5 Tons/hr.
01-04-2002
Agromed, one of the leading European manufacturers of biological food and farm products is planning to set up an organic fertilizers plant in Syria.
01-03-2002
Syria's state-run General Organization of Tobacco will be inspected by UK's Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA) in order to be awarded an ISO quality certificate, senior Tobacco Corporation officials said.
28-01-2002
The Syrian European Business centre has loaned USD130,000 to Faiha' al Sham, a private holding company in charge of marketing agricultural products.
14-01-2002
Following the higher than expected raining level, Syria plans to increase its exports of wheat and barley.
17-12-2001
The ministry of agriculture expects next year wheat production to reach 4.7 million tons, reported Teshreen.
03-12-2001
An official from the General Organisation for Chemicals and Food Stuffs (GEZA) said on Wednesday that Syria is expected to import at least 130,000 tonnes of sugar in 2002, reported Zawya.
26-11-2001
According to Moufid Khaizaran, head of the olive bureau, Syria's production of olive is set to reach 514,000T in 2001, said Al Baath. This production is to lead to the extraction of around 100,000T of olive oil.
05-11-2001
The state tobacco organism expects total exports to reach US$2 million by the end of 2001, said Al Mustaqbal.
15-10-2001
Syria's cotton production this year is expected to be nearly 1 million tons, an increase of 74,000 tons compared to last year, reported Zawya. Syria produced 926,000 tons last year.

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