Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform
National Agricultural Policy center

Farming Systems of the
Syrian Arab Republic

Horst Wattenbach

International Consultant to FAO


March 2006

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This is the first national farming systems study in Syria undertaken by the National Agricultural Policy Centre in support of its policy analysis work. The study provides an analytical framework to consider the geographical differential as well as the socio-economic stratification of the agricultural sector of Syria. It defines relatively homogeneous areas of agricultural production, based on appropriate agro-ecological and socio-economic characteristics. The study considers the potential impacts of changes in agricultural policy (e.g. prices, institutional support) at the household as well as aggregate level.

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FAO 2006