The General Organization of Tobacco said that it expected its turnover to reach SYP 26.9 billion in 2009 and to exceed SYP 29.3 billion in 2010.
The Syrian Government announced in its meeting held on June 2 a number of measures to provide support to the drought-affected northeastern regions.
Turkey has agreed to increase the water flow from the Euphrates River to Syria and Iraq, according to Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Ahmad Davutoglu, as poor water levels continue to have a severe impact on Syrian farmers.
The Ministry of Finance has deposited SYP 1 billion (some USD 20.8 million) in the account of the Agricultural Support Fund opened at the Agricultural Cooperative Bank.
Syria’s imports of wheat should reach a record level of 1.5 million tons in 2009, as stocks hit record low levels.
Syria’s crop of pistachios is expected to reach 60,000 tons in the 2007/2008 season and rise to 70,000 tons in 2008/2009.
Syria has awarded two new procurement contracts for 500,000 tons of Russian soft wheat to meet the shortage in this season's poor production, according to HOBOOB.
The General Organization of Tobacco has announced that it had signed a contract with Greece’s Alexis Michaelides to export 2,700 tons of raw tobacco (Berli, Basmaha, and Berliab types).
Syria’s wheat crop is expected to fall to 2 million tons this season, only half of last year’s performance and a seventeen-year low.
Syria has joined the International Tropical Fruits Network, a non-governmental association set-up under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to promote the development of the tropical food industry.
Syria’s wheat production in 2007/2008 will be lower than projected due to a poor raining season and is now expected to stand at around 4 million tons.
The production of wheat flour reached 2.369 million tons in 2007, according to Ghatfan Al-Azem, the Director-General of the state-owned General Company of Flour Mills (GCFM).
Syria’s Pistachio production is expected to reach 70 000 tons in 2007, and increase to 80 000 tons in 2008.
Wheat production and export will be falling this year because of a shortage of rain during the growing season, according to a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture.
Syria has cancelled all its export contracts for soft and hard durum wheat, as a result of a poor harvest in the country this year, according to Suleiman al-Naser head of the General Establishment for Cereals Processing and Trade.
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