Food & Agriculture

20-06-2011
Syria’s production of lint cotton is estimated at 160,000 tons this year as the seed cotton crop fell to 472,000 tons.
13-06-2011
Syria’s wheat crop is forecast to reach 3.6 million tons this year after floods in the northeast reduced the expected output from an earlier estimate of 4 million tons.
06-06-2011
Syria’s General Organization for Sugar, or GOFS, said its five refineries will produce 280,000 tons of sugar this year.
24-05-2011
Syria’s sugar beet crop is estimated at 1.7 million tons, well above projections and last year’s output.
17-05-2011
Syria had 15 million sheep last year, according to a census of the country’s livestock carried out by the Syrian government.
15-05-2011
Syria’s General Company for Mills has awarded a EUR 53.5 million contract for the construction of four new flour mills.
05-05-2011
Syria’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced that it is increasing the wheat procurement price it pays to farmers.
02-05-2011
Heavy rains across Syria will help boost the country’s agricultural crop this year after years during which the sector suffered from low water levels, diseases and mismanagement.
14-04-2011
The Syrian Government has announced two new financial measures to support farmers coping with an increase in the cost of inputs.
22-03-2011
Syria’s sugar beet production in 2011 is expected to fall to 1.25 million tons after the government decided to reduce the planting area.
22-02-2011
The steep decline in Syria’s agricultural output is primarily due to the reduction in state subsidies to farmers, according to a report by the Agricultural Workers Union.
21-02-2011
Only 5 percent of Syrian adults are regular consumers of alcoholic drinks according to a recent study by the World Health Organisation.
24-01-2011
Syria’s production of seed cotton declined by a quarter last year, and by a half compared to two years ago, as difficult climatic conditions and infections impacted the crop, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
10-01-2011
The Ministry of Economic and Trade has raised the price for wheat and flour sold by state entities by around 3 percent.
27-12-2010
Ams Ferrari, an Italian manufacturer of bottling and packaging equipment, will supply a new production line for non-alcoholic beer to Al-Chark, one of Syria’s two state-owned beer bottling plants.

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