Food & Agriculture

01-07-2003
The Foreign Service of the US Department of Agriculture (FAS-USDA) has released its annual report on Syria's cotton sector.
01-06-2003
The Saudi Binladin Group and Spain's Aceites del Sur have begun operating the largest olive oil processing plant in Syria.
01-03-2003
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has agreed to provide Syria with a loan of USD17.5 million to finance a number of agricultural development projects in the Idlib governorate, in the north-western part of the country.
01-03-2003
The Foreign Service of the US Department of Agriculture (FAS-USDA) has released its annual report on Syria's cereals sector.
01-01-2003
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will finance a USD375.000 project to improve food quality control measures in Syria.
01-01-2003
The FAO has forecast output of wheat in 2002 to reach 4.5 million tonnes about 27 percent above the average for the previous five years.
01-01-2003
ACSAD, the Arab Centre for the Studies of Arid zones and Dry lands, held the 23rd meeting of its Executive council in Damascus, on December 15 and 16.
01-01-2003
Syria's state-owned General Organization for Tobacco received the ISO 9001 quality certificate.
01-12-2002
A seminar on agricultural cooperation opportunities between Syrian and Italian companies was held in Damascus on November 5.
30-09-2002
Syria's exports of cereals is set to total 1 million tonnes by the end of the year, according to Ismail Ismail, head of Hoboob, the state-owned establishment in charge of marketing the country's cereals production.
23-09-2002
Syria's production of cotton is expect to reach around 820,000 tonnes this year, from 1 million tonnes last year.
26-08-2002
Syria's exports of olives and olive oil reached SYP18 billion (USD360 million) in 2000, according to al-Thawra.
19-08-2002
Syria's General Organisation for Food Industries (GOFI) recorded sales of SYP2.36 billion (USD 47.2 million) in the first half of the year, a ten percent increase on last year's SYP2.13 billion figure.
12-08-2002
The state-owned General Organisation for Food Industry (GOFI) is starting the building of two new lines for the production of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer.
05-08-2002
The first effect of the collapse of the Zeyzoun dam have come out, with a report that the production of cotton is going to fall by a third to 723,000 tons in 2002, from 1MT last year.

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