Food & Agriculture

17-03-2021
The Syrian government has offered farmers more than double what it paid for wheat and cotton last year, boosting the incentive for them to sell their harvest to Damascus instead of a rival administration in the northeast of the country.
17-03-2021
Prominent Syrian businessman Samer Foz is set to open the country’s largest sugar refinery next month as the country struggles to secure enough of the commodity.
10-03-2021
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces seized control of three flour mills from the state-owned Syrian Grain Establishment (SGE) in the northeast of the country early last month, reflecting the growing strategic importance of the bread supply chain.
10-03-2021
Syrians consumed an average of 4.4 kg of olive oil per capita in 2019, according to the International Olive Council, a global lobbying group.
10-03-2021
A Syrian state entity has extended the deadline for a tender to supply 25,000 tons of rice after failing to receive sufficiently attractive offers.
03-03-2021
The Syrian government has walked back from a decision that sought to limit inflation on consumer goods, relieving importers of most commodities from the obligation to sell a fixed share of their imports to state-owned entities at cost price.
24-02-2021
Turkey has agreed to transport hundreds of tons of wheat stored in silos in a front line area in Raqqa province to the Syrian government in a deal mediated by Moscow to help ease the ongoing crisis around the key commodity, according to Russian media.
03-02-2021
The Syrian government said it expects to receive 13,000 tons of tobacco for the 2020 season, which would mark an increase over the 11,250 tons produced in 2019.
20-01-2021
A new factory to produce vegetable oil and soap has been set up in Hassakeh province under the control of Kurdish-dominated authorities, according to local media reports, some of which have linked the project to a war profiteer who has grown increasingly prominent throughout the conflict.
20-01-2021
Syria’s wheat imports dropped significantly last year, falling by 44 percent, according to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Protection’s annual report.
13-01-2021
The two state-owned Syrian companies producing alcoholic drinks reported a surge in volume sales and in revenues last year after an increase in prices failed to dampen demand.
06-01-2021
The French subsidiary of Synutra International, a Chinese infant formula manufacturer, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Syria’s Bakkour Company for Food Production to provide advisory and other services for a new factory in the Hama province.
06-01-2021
Syria’s production of cereals, including wheat, grew markedly this year, according to the Food and Agriculture Organisation.
16-12-2020
The Syrian government has contracted a Lebanese company to supply 150,000 tons of wheat after a number of Russian companies pulled out of import contracts, a government official said. The price was set at USD 285 per ton.
04-11-2020
The Syrian government doubled the price of subsidised bread last week after failing to secure enough wheat to meet demand, greatly increasing the risk of food shortages as the winter season approaches. The hike comes shortly after similar price hikes for oil products, leaving many Syrians less and less able to secure their daily needs.

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