Food & Agriculture

03-12-2012
The Syrian government is increasing the area of irrigated land used to grow wheat as it plans a record harvest next year and is allocating SYP 33 billion to purchase the cotton crop from its farmers.
19-11-2012
Eighty percent of Homs’ poultry farms are out of business, according to a local official, highlighting the potential looming shortages of some food items in the country.
11-11-2012
The Syrian authorities have rescheduled, for the second year in a row, debts owed by the country’s farmers and scrapped delay penalty fees.
25-10-2012
The Syrian government has issued a new tender for the purchase of wheat, according to Reuters.
15-10-2012
Syria’s state-owned water bottling company said that it had bottled 114 million litres from its four springs in the first nine months of the year, around half its planned production.
15-10-2012
The Syrian government has recently concluded two transactions for the purchase of 150,000 tons of milling wheat, the state's cereals trading body said.
08-10-2012
Syria is increasing the procurement price of wheat next season as it aims to raise output.
08-10-2012
The government has increased by around 20 percent its procurement price for cotton.
17-09-2012
Syria produced 1 million tons of flour in the first six months of this year, according to the General Company for Mills.
10-09-2012
Syria’s 2012 citrus fruits crop is estimated at 1.1 million tons by the Ministry of Agriculture, in line with last year’s levels.
10-09-2012
Nagib Assaf, one of Syria’s most prominent businessmen, died on September 8 following an illness.
26-08-2012
The Ministry of Agriculture plans to raise the price it pays to buy cotton from its farmers to take into account rising costs.
06-08-2012
The Ministry of Agriculture is allocating SYP 60 billion to fund this year's cereals harvest.
06-08-2012
Three million Syrians are in need of humanitarian support because of the losses and displacements caused by the uprising gripping the country, the FAO said.
16-07-2012
Syria’s almond crop is estimated at 220,000 tons this year by the Ministry of Agriculture.