Approved Projects

Food security has been and remains one of the primary concerns in Syria’s agriculture, which is the only country in the Arab world that relies on its own resources to secure stable food inputs, especially wheat. Following the outbreak of conflict and the subsequent displacement of population... More

The South of Syria has seen a significant population growth since July 2017 when de-escalation of the conflict and ceasefire came to an effect. Consequently, demand for subsistence foodstuff, especially bread, has increased significantly, putting heavy pressure on a food security system that was a... More

Since the start of the conflict, grain centres have been targeted and are either partially destroyed or out of service. In the northern Aleppo countryside, several bakeries were targeted by airstrikes and a few others were vandalized. Currently, flour is provided to the operating bakeries mainly b... More

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 n... More

The wheat crop production in Syria has always been considered of strategic importance in meeting the food security needs of the population. A series of consecutive drought years, up to the current conflict and insecurity conditions, high transport cost due to high prices of fuel, lack of funds ava... More

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 ... More

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 &... More

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... More