According to statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Wheat production in Syria has fallen to the lowest level, and annual wheat production has decreased to 1.2 million tons, which is about 60% of the production levels during 2017.
Currently, Syria imports wheat and flour from Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria in the regime’s areas, and the non- governmental areas’ flour and wheat are imported from Turkey.
The military operations damaged large agricultural areas, displaced thousands of Syrian farmers, and led to a sharp increase in the cost of agricultural inputs, including the prices of seeds, pesticides, and fertilizers, and an increase in the cost of irrigation due to the high fuel prices and instability during the season, which led to the inability of farmers to cultivate their lands. In addition, the lands of thousands of farmers were burned during the recent military operations in the countryside of Hama and Idlib.
According to a study published by the World Food Organization (FAO), prices in the Syrian market are still seven times higher than they were before 2011. Unemployment rates have reached 60 percent, with people’s purchasing power declining, which has limited the ability of families to cover their basic food needs.
The Establishment For Human Care and Development – MASRRAT supports and implements agricultural projects, which include supporting the wheat crop, supporting farmers affected by the war by providing them with agricultural inputs (seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides), in addition to providing irrigation and harvest fees and restoring agricultural roads and paving them with asphalt in order to facilitate farmers’ access to their fields, especially in winter seasons.
Project implementation areas
Countrysides of “Idlib – Hama – Aleppo – Lattakia”
beneficiaries from the agriculture inputs
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