The SRTF Delivers fungicides, Pesticides & Equipment to Farmers as Part of its “Agriculture Support to Farmers- Phase I" Project

Raqqa – Thursday, 11 April 2019 -Today, the SRTF announced the delivery of fungicides, pesticides along with related equipment to farmers as part of activities and deliveries under its “Agriculture Support to Farmers – Phase I” project.

 

The delivery comes in a timely manner after the heavy rain season that leaves planted wheat susceptible to getting infected with diseases such as wheat yellow rust (Puccinia striiformis f.sp. tritici), also known as wheat stripe rust, is one of the three wheat rust diseases.

 

Commenting on this update, the SRTF Director General Eng. Hani Khabbaz said: “this delivery is crucial to ensure the safety of the crops and is specifically timed to help farmers move in quickly to protect their crops from different types of fungus, as well as, other possible infections, and with this ensures our consistent support to Raqqa’s agricultural and to communities recovering from the terror of Daesh.”

 

The intervention is the second of a three-phase plan to support farmers in areas liberated from Daesh. With EUR 10.5 million approved for Phases I & II, the expected total support to farmers is estimated at EUR 16 million with the planned third phase.

 

For further information on the project, please see:

Agricultural Support to Farmers in Raqqa Governorate

 

For further information about SRTF, visit

http://www.srtfund.org

 

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