Food & Agriculture

08-09-2014
The volumes of wheat purchased by the Syrian Government from its farmers is well below last year’s already historically low level.
25-08-2014
The daily consumption of flour in Government areas has declined by some 40 percent compared to its level prior to the uprising, according to a Government official.
25-08-2014
The government has extended an exemption of all import fees and duties on a list of food items imported by state entities until the end of this year.
07-07-2014
Syria’s olive production, a major bread earner in various parts of the country, will be declining this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
16-06-2014
The Syrian government is preparing to issue tenders for the import of sugar and rice to meet this year’s demand.
09-06-2014
The Syrian Parliament has passed a draft law exempting farmers from arrear penalties as well as from interests on money borrowed from the Agricultural Cooperative Bank.
09-06-2014
The Islamic State of Iraq and Sham has reportedly imposed a tax on farmers in a bid to raise its revenues.
05-05-2014
Syria has issued a tender to export wheat stocked in the northeast and that it apparently cannot ship to western parts of the country.
28-04-2014
Syria’s 2014 wheat crop could fall to as low as 1 million tons according to farming experts interviewed by Reuters.
08-04-2014
The Commercial Bank of Syria is allocating new funds to purchase the wheat crop from farmers.
24-03-2014
The Syrian government is about to issue a tender for the import of new volumes of flour, a state official said.
14-03-2014
Syria has budgeted some SYP 138 billion for the import of flour in 2014, a government official said.
10-03-2014
Sales at Syria’s only water bottling company grew in value but fell sharply in volumes last year.
24-02-2014
Syria’s tobacco organisation, a traditionally important contributor to the Treasury, announced a decline in cigarette production volumes last year as several plants stopped production.
24-02-2014
The turnover of Syria’s state-owned food companies last year was only at a third of the planned turnover.

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