the Syrian Arab Republic

the Syrian Arab Republic

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the Syria crisisSince March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and injured countless civilians.

Well over half of the population has fled their homes, including 6.1 million people displaced internally and 4.8 million refugees in neighbouring Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, where needs far exceed the resources of host governments and communities. Within Syria, around 9.4 million people are in need of food assistance.

Almost six years of conflict have had a devastating impact on Syria’s agriculture sector. The violence has weakened essential services, depleted agricultural assets and significantly reduced national production capacity. Many farmers cannot access or afford once-subsidized inputs that have soared in price and degraded in quality. The conflict has also severely affected vegetable production and the poultry sector, negatively impacting nutrition. Livestock production is also in jeopardy as vulnerable herders cannot source or afford enough animal feed and lack veterinary services, increasing the threat of transboundary animal diseases ...read moreSave

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 - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council's recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery ...read more
17/08/2017
 - FAO intervention in Syria for the Cereal campaign 2016-2017.
28/07/2017
 - Key messages Food security in parts of Syria has slightly improved, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the crisis. Approximately 6.9 million people are food ...read more
25/07/2017
 - Highlights Crop production: Production of wheat and barley in the Syrian Arab Republic slightly improved in 2017 compared to previous year due to better rainfall and improved ...read more
18/07/2017
 - Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian ...read more
18/07/2017
 - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234 000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health ...read more
14/07/2017
 - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ...read more
20/06/2017
 - Syria crisis crop calendar by type of crop.
26/05/2017
 - HIGHLIGHTS As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, food production remains at a record low. Hunger is rampant and deepening across the country with over half ...read more
04/05/2017
 - Fighting in Syria has caused huge damage and losses to agricultural production, but the sector can and should be kick-started now, dramatically reducing the need for ...read more
03/04/2017