Food & Agriculture

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 flour mill 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 flour mill near Suweida as part of a contract funded by a credit line granted by Tehran.
Updated March 22, 2021: 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.
In the past few weeks agricultural lands have caught fire simultaneously in various parts of Syria.
A Lebanese company owned by Samer Foz has been one of the main beneficiaries of the Syrian government’s wheat import contracts in past years and at prices well above market rates.
A Russian company is negotiating with the Syrian government to rehabilitate two grain silos in the ports of Lattakia and Tartous, potentially enabling a strengthening of Russia’s hold on Syria’s wheat supply chain.
Syria’s wheat harvest this year is expected to be well above previous years as the government and the northeast administration are competing to buy the Hassakeh crop from farmers.
An increase in planted areas combined with good rainfalls should help improve this year’s wheat and barley crops, a government official has said.
Syria’s main state entities operating in the cereals sector are set to merge into a single institution that will be headquartered in Hassakeh.
Syria’s cotton harvest has remained stable last year, although it was still only at around a tenth of the average volume in the decade preceding the uprising.
The cancellation of a management contract between a state entity and a private sector company only weeks after it was signed could be part of government pressures on the province of Suweida.
Syria has concluded a new wheat import contract increasing its stocks before the harvest season.
Syria has reportedly signed a contract to import new volumes of wheat from a Black Sea country.


Investment Facilities at the Industrial City of Adra
Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Damascus International Fairground