Food & Agriculture

The Syrian government has issued a new tender for purchasing Russian wheat, as the two countries seek to expand their ties in the grains sector.
Syria has reissued a tender for 150,000 tons of soft milling wheat, which will raise its wheat imports for this year to well above one million tons.
Syria’s wheat purchasing body has cancelled a wheat import tender as the government cited difficulties paying importers.
The Syrian government is offering five of its food production companies to private investors in a bid to shore up production and raise revenues for the treasury.
The General Organization of Tobacco expects this year’s harvest to be lower than in 2018, while procurement prices remained broadly stable.
Syria’s cotton crop is expected to be the best in years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Two state institutions have issued tenders for the purchase of raw and refined sugar.
Syria has issued a new tender to import wheat from Russia.
Two years after it began production a Syrian brewery is considering closing down.
Despite a good harvest, the Syrian government is continuing to import wheat at a significant scale.
A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the performance of the Syrian agricultural sector this year, which includes a doubling of the wheat crop and a stabilization in some sub-sectors thanks to the improvement of the security situation.
Syria has issued a new tender for the import of soft wheat bread.
A new flourmill has been inaugurated in the Euphrates Shield Area, raising the number of mills there to three.
An Iranian company is set to commission a new flourmill near Suweida as part of a contract funded by a credit line granted by Tehran.
While Syria’s tobacco crop this season has been the best in years, two of the country’s other historically strategic crops fare much worse, including one that is on the verge of extinction.


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