Syria’s sugar beet crop is expected to reach 1.4 million tons in 2010, according to a recent report released by the Ministry of Agriculture.
Syria’s 2009/2010 cotton crop is estimated at 660,000 metric tons of raw (seed) cotton grown on 165,000 hectares, some 25 percent below planned production.
Syria’s production of wheat is expected to increase by some 10-15 percent during the 2010/11 crop as rainfalls during February were good, a report from the US Department of Agriculture said.
Johnny R Saadé Holdings has launched the first Syrian-branded wine, “Domaine de Bargylus”.
The Agricultural Cooperative Bank is doubling the ceiling of the loans it is extending to its clients.
A new granary with a capacity of 100,000 tons will operate in Daraa before the end of this year.
The state institution in charge of reclaiming lands in the Euphrates basin will add some 23,000 hectares of cultivable land in 2010 at a cost of SYP 9 billion.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency announced yesterday that it was granting some USD 1.4 million to the Syria Drought Response Plan (SDRP) 2009.
Syria’s General Organization of Tobacco will be producing cigarettes under the Malboro and Winston brands, according to Fayssal Sammaq, Director-General.
After a severe decline in 2008, Syria’s major agricultural crops posted a recovery in 2009, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture.
Tosee Siloha, an Iranian firm, will deliver the first two of ten silos it is building for the benefit of the General Company for Silos by the next wheat harvest.
Syria and the World Food Programme signed an agreement to provide USD 22 million in emergency aid to Syria’s drought-affected population.
The Syrian Farmers Union held a launch ceremony for a plant that will produce equipment to be used in modern irrigation technologies.
Syria’s pistachio production is forecast at 70,000 tons in 2009, an increase of 10,000 tons compared to last year.
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Food Expo 2011
Damascus International Fairground