Food & Agriculture

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.
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.
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.

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.