Food & Agriculture

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.
The Ministry of Domestic Trade wants to lower the cost of producing bread by reducing the volume of yeast in it.
Syria will use an Iranian credit line to build a USD 25 million veterinary vaccine plant that will meet much of the local demand.
The advance of regime forces in the eastern region of Syria has enabled the government to take control of wheat stocks and increase the volumes procured locally.
Iran is planning to finance the construction of a sugar refinery production line, according to the head of the state sugar production body.
Moscow is providing finance for a 3-year deal to import large quantities of wheat from Russian farmers, a Syrian government official has said.
Syria is seeing the opening of its first private sector brewery, a relatively small, but symbolic, investment.
As local production of fertilizers resumes, the government has increased again the price of fertilizers sold to its farmers, which will make farming less competitive and discourage further agricultural production.
Samer Foz is reportedly building a large sugar refinery near Homs, further expanding the scope of his activities.
The volume of wheat purchased by the Syrian government from its farmers will fall sharply again this year, an official has said.
Syria’s wheat and barley production increased this year while the improvement in security has helped reduce price inflation on many agricultural products, a report by the FAO has found.
To save time and money, the Syrian government has announced new payment terms for wheat imports.


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