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Delivering crucial support to Syrian farmers

FAO Director-General meets the country’s Agriculture minister

8 May 2018, Rome – In talks with the country’s Agriculture Minister Ahmad Fateh Al Qaderi, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today reaffirmed the organization’s support to protecting and restoring rural livelihoods in Syria.

Despite significant setbacks, agriculture continues to sustain almost half of the food supply in Syria, serving as a lifeline for millions vulnerable Syrians.

FAO is supporting farmers in the Whole of Syria from Damascus and using cross border operations.