Food & Agriculture

Syria is the third largest per-capita consumer of table olives in the world, a recent report has found.
A fund financed by western countries is launching its second operation in the space of three months in Syria’s southern governorates to supply wheat to the population, highlighting the severe impact of last year’s poor harvest.
Syria’s one-million-ton wheat import deal from Russia, which was contracted to a little-known company, is now reportedly in jeopardy, highlighting the disruptive role regime cronies play in all sectors of the economy.
The government has issued a tender for the urgent supply of fertilizers for its winter crops.
The Syrian government has increased by up to 260 percent the price at which it buys tobacco from its farmers, most of whom are based in the coastal area, which is largely supportive of the regime.
Syria is planning to import up to four million tons of wheat, an industry official has said, indicating that the government is not expecting to recover control of its wheat growing areas in the near future.
Moscow has confirmed that it would send 100 thousand tons of wheat to government-held parts of Syria as humanitarian aid.
The Syrian government has increased the procurement price for next year’s wheat and barley crops in a bid to entice farmers to grow them.
Syria’s sugar import bill will run in the hundreds of millions of dollars next year again, according to a government entity.
Syria’s wheat production this year was the lowest in the past ten years, according to a joint report released last week by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme.
The Syrian government has issued a new tender to import raw sugar.
Syria’s seed cotton harvest is set to remain at a record low level for the second year in a row.
Across opposition-held areas, the supply of wheat and bread appears to be a key priority for local institutions often supported by international donors.
Syrian opposition groups are preparing for the next agricultural growing season in areas that have been freed from the control of ISIS in northern Aleppo.
An important government delegation has visited citrus fruits growers, who are mostly based in the coastal area, a regime support base, as the sector suffers from poor marketing and limited exports.


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