Food Security

Wheat crop production in Syria is of strategic importance for ensuring that food security needs of the population are met. Prior to 2010, the country required a minimum of 3.5 million MT of wheat production to ensure nation-wide food security. Except during drought years, Syria was unique among na...
Since the start of the revolution, Syria’s agriculture sector has weakened considerably. Violence and misappropriations have destroyed vast swaths of farmland, while militia checkpoints and a deteriorating infrastructure have significantly hampered the transportation, distribution, and sale of h...
Syria’s wheat production in the 2014 was down 50% of the 10-year-average, namely 1 million tons per year, according to FAO estimates. To meet basic consumption needs, the Syrian Public Establishment for Grains (SPEG) estimated that Syrians require at least an additional quantity of 250,000 – 3...
In the next 12 months, the Syrian population will face major problems related to food security. As of June 2014, there is a concrete risk that harvested wheat is bought by traders that later on speculate on its price (thus causing rapid price fluctuations). Without any grain reserves, there is a s...


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