Food & Agriculture

Syria has signed a contract to buy new volumes of wheat from Russia at prices that remain well above world market levels.
A joint report by the FAO and the World Food Program has highlighted the dramatic situation of the Syrian agricultural sector, including the worst wheat harvest in three decades, although the return of security has ensured a relative stabilization in some sub-sectors.
Syria has issued a new international tender to import wheat, the fourth since the beginning of the year.
Syria’s tobacco crop, a key sector in some parts of the country, is likely to post one of its best performances since the beginning of the uprising in 2011.
Syria has signed a deal for the import of 200,000 tons of soft milling wheat.
The Syrian cereals buying entity has issued a new tender for wheat imports as it seeks to compensate for the significant production shortage.
The volume of wheat procured from local farmers this year by the state’s grains purchasing entity declined by a third and was at its lowest level in decades.
Syria has concluded a wheat import contract, the first in months, Reuters has reported.
A Syrian official said that his government plans to import 1.5 million tons of wheat this year, but the actual situation of the market is unclear.
Syria has issued a tender to buy new volumes of wheat from Black Sea countries.
Syria has signed an agreement to buy thousands of agricultural tractors from Iran.
The Syrian government has allocated money to buy only around half of this year’s very small wheat harvest.
The Syrian government has increased the procurement price for wheat and barley in a bid to attract farmers.
The Syrian government is planning to raise again the price of fertilizers, risking discouraging further agricultural production.
Syria has issued a tender for the import of new volumes of soft milling wheat.


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