Food and Agriculture

18-01-2022
Last year, the Syrian government’s wheat imports more than doubled while its procurements of domestic wheat dropped by 48 percent on a year-on-year basis amid severe shortages across the country. Meanwhile, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria recently announced plans to import wheat to meet local demand.
21-12-2021
Although the security situation is the best it has been since the start of the conflict, the agricultural sector in Syria suffers from unfavourable infrastructural, economic, and climatic conditions, according to a 94-page report by the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
23-11-2021
The Syrian government is arranging to import hundreds of cows from Iran, according to the Damascus Chamber of Agriculture. The plan further confirms shortages in the country, whose livestock sector was self-sufficient prior to the conflict.
09-11-2021
The opposition-affiliated Syria Recovery Trust Fund has partnered with the United Nations Development Programme for the first time, announcing a joint project to support the rehabilitation of a pumping station and related channels in Raqqa.
01-09-2021
The Kurdish-led autonomous administration of northeastern Syria has offered cotton farmers a six-fold increase in the price it is willing to pay for their crop.
02-06-2021
Russia’s ambassador to Syria said Moscow will supply one million tons of wheat to Damascus by the end of the year as expectations of a poor harvest fuel competition over the crop between rival administrations in the country.
18-05-2021

The Syrian government faces an uphill struggle to secure enough wheat this year as expectations of a smaller harvest intensify competition for the crop with the rival Kurdish-led administration in the northeast of the country.