The SRTF-MU Updates Member States on its Contribution to Food Security in Syria

Gaziantep – Thursday, 1 October 2015 – The SRTF Management Unit (MU) has provided the SRTF member states with a report on its efforts to ensure availability of wheat bread, the main stable of the population in the north of Syria.


The report illustrates a number of activities carried out under three SRTF projects that aim at achieving food security for the inhabitants in selected areas in the Governorates of Aleppo and Idleb. The MU completed the delivery of some 8,344 tons of wheat - representing 100% of planned quantities - to the local communities in Aleppo Governorate and to storage facilities in Idleb Governorate. A detailed report on the impact of this project is under preparation by the Syrian Public Establishment for Grains (SPEG). The report will be submitted to the Management Committee once ready.


Under the “Support to the Food Security Sector – Storage and Milling Support to SIG’s Wheat Programme” project, all planned deliveries for the north of Syria were completed. Three flour mills were delivered and installed, two are in production phase since last August and September respectively. The third flourmill will start production in few weeks. Some 750,000 flour cotton sacks were also delivered to Idleb (40%) and Aleppo (60%). In addition, the complete planned quantity of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) sheets with straps was delivered to Idleb and Aleppo Governorates. Furthermore, all planned provisions of lab equipment and Polyethylene sheets were delivered to grain centers and milling sites in Aleppo and Idleb Governorates.


Delivery of Hessian Sacks under the “Procurement of Hessian Sacks for 2015 Wheat Crops in the Governorates of Aleppo, Dar’a and Idleb” project started in early September and so far two shipments comprising 368,000 were delivered to the selected local communities. Deliveries are going on as planned, at an average of two shipments per month, and will be completed in February 2016.



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