Food & Agriculture
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.
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.
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