Food & Agriculture

Syria’s wheat crop crossed the 3 million ton mark this year according to statistics published recently by the Central Bureau of Statistics.
Al-Ghab Sugar and Deir-ez-Zor Sugar, two state-owned sugar refineries, have issued tenders for the building of water treatment stations in their plants.  
The Syrian Ministry of Agriculture and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed on November 21 an agreement for a USD 27 million loan fund a livestock development project in Syria.
The General Company for Mills, a state-owned company, is expecting its losses to reach some SYP 53 billion, or USD 1.15 billion, next year, according to its director-general, Abu Zeid Katbeh.
Syria’s cereals trade body has extended the deadline of the tender for the supply of 27,366 tons of soft wheat.
Middle East Sugar Refinery, a venture by the Akhras Group, has begun production from its plant in the Industrial City of Hessia.
Syria’s cereals trade body has issued a tender for the supply of 27,366 tons of soft wheat.
The Ministry of Economic and Trade has issued the new prices for wheat sold by the General Establishment for Cereals Trade and Processing, also known as HOBOOB, to factories and private mills.
The Government has announced a new plan to reschedule SYP 1 billion in debts owed by Syrian farmers to the state-owned Agricultural Bank as the wheat crop is facing another bad year.
Procurement prices for seed cotton paid by the Cotton Marketing Organization (CMO) to farmers will stand at SYP 42.00 (USD 0.91) per kilogramme in the coming season for the crop bought before November 15.
Syria’s wheat output is expected to fall by a third as a devastating epidemic of yellow rust has hit the soft wheat crop.
The Syrian President has issued two new decrees to speed up the transfer into modern irrigation techniques and organize the overall cotton industry and market.
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.


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