Food & Agriculture

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.
20-05-2013
Syria’s sugar beet output is forecast by the Ministry of Agriculture to drop by two thirds.
13-05-2013
Syria’s General Company for Bottling Water, a state-owned venture, reported profits in its 2012 operations.
06-05-2013
The government has raised the procurement price of the wheat it is buying from its farmers this season.
29-04-2013
The Syrian government has ordered the transfer of wheat stored in the northeast of the country to Damascus, according to local press reports.
22-04-2013
Syria plans to import 1.1 million tons of wheat in order to meet local demand, according to a state official.
01-04-2013
The Syrian Government is suspending all loans to cotton growers, an unprecedented move for the pro-farmers Baathist-led government that signals increasing financial difficulties for the Syrian authorities.
18-03-2013
An Iranian company will build five new flour mills in Syria under a contract that will be financed by the recent credit line provided by Tehran to the Syrian government.

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