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Blog article
Animal Health Diagnostic Laboratory operates again after immense destruction in Aleppo

A fully restored animal health diagnostic laboratory in Aleppo city is set to play a major part in strengthening Syria’s animal production and disease control/prevention capacity; ultimately, it will help protect herders’ livelihoods and secure them with a source of food and income. This has been achieved by FAO, with...
Syrian Arab Republic
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Case study
Syrian and Turkish women build a cooperative and economic independence in Turkey

With Turkey hosting more than 3.6 million Syrians, that makes it home to the world’s largest refugee population. Many of those refugees, who have been granted “temporary protection” in Turkey, work in the agri-food and livestock sectors, which offer the most opportunities in the areas where they reside. However, these opportunities...
Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Syrian and Turkish women build a cooperative business – and self-confidence

For many Syrian refugees in Turkey, the food and agriculture sector is an entry point into the Turkish economy because of the sector’s prominence in areas hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees, particularly in the south-eastern provinces and large cities, such as Istanbul and Izmir. Many of them are engaged...
Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Meet Syria’s Food Heroes who contribute to grow, nourish and sustain food production for people

We do not often express our gratitude for the food we eat to the people who actually produce it, and who make sure that it reaches us. Throughout the years of crisis from 2011, Syria lost its human capital, infrastructure and the resources that farmers relied upon. Despite this, many...
Syrian Arab Republic
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN FAO

Blog article
FAO enhances knowledge and skills of Syrians and local farmers through Farmer Field Schools

An inauguration ceremony launched a Farmer Field Schools initiative to support Syrians  refugees under Temporary Protection and Turkish citizens in improving their knowledge and skills of modern agricultural technologies and practices. Through Farmer Field Schools, FAO will provide training for selected Syrian refugees and host communities with support from the Provincial...
Syrian Arab Republic
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN FAO

Blog article
Improved business-oriented skills for youth and women farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO- through its Smallholder Support Programme (SSP) – is launching series of business-oriented training events to support agricultural entrepreneurship in Syria, which will boost the ability of youth and women to develop their businesses, generate a proper income and improve...
Syrian Arab Republic
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
FAO and EU enhance smallholder farmers’ capabilities to transform the agriculture sector in the Syrian Arab Republic

3 May 2019, Damascus - The food and agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Union (EU) have announced a three-year project to improve agriculture in the Syrian Arab Republic through the enhancement of smallholder capabilities. 
Syrian Arab Republic
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Agriculture brings hope to Syrian refugees in Turkey

Thirty Syrian workers start new jobs today at the Dağcıoğlu Baharat red pepper production factory in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. They were hired by the factory’s owner, Mehmet Dağcı, at the conclusion of a job fair in Kilis in mid-March.The job fair was part of a project implemented by FAO and Turkey’s...
Syrian Arab Republic
2019 - Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
En Syrie, l'agriculture malmenée par le climat, en plus de la guerre

Au bout de plus de sept ans de conflit, la production de céréales, qui était déjà en baisse de 40% par rapport à son niveau d'avant la guerre, aux alentours de 2,5 à 2,7 millions de tonnes par an contre 4 millions de tonnes auparavant, "va subir une nouvelle réduction"...
Syrian Arab Republic
2018

Policy brief/paper
The Syrian Arab Republic regional Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2018–2019

Seven years into the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic continues devastating lives and forcing millions to flee from their homes. While the intensity of the war may have subsided in 2017, the rate of displacement was higher than the rate of return. In 2018, an integrated humanitarian and resilience...
Syrian Arab Republic
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Fact sheet
The Syrian Arab Republic Humanitarian Response Plan 2018

FAO is working with partners in the Food Security Cluster to: Improve the food security of assessed food-insecure people through emergency life-saving and regular life sustaining food assistance; Support the life-saving livelihoods of affected households by increasing agricultural production, protecting and building productive assets and restoring or creating income-generating opportunities;...
Syrian Arab Republic
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Collaborative Programme Euphrates and Tigris (CPET)

The program aims to improve, among other things, dialogue and cooperation among three riparian countries of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers through increased access to information and knowledge transfer regarding water management in the region. The riparian countries have different levels of development, and capacity, in managing water on national...
Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Jordan - Saudi Arabia - Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey
2017 - International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Blog article
Syrian refugees, host communities acquire work skills in agriculture

A new FAO project targets Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey, for development of vocational skills in the agriculture sector. The aim is to provide employment opportunities for some 900 people in five provinces of Southern Turkey: Adana, Gaziantep, Isparta, Mersin and Sanliurfa. With a budget of US$ 1.7 million,...
Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Report
Counting the cost

Agriculture in Syria after six years of crisis
Despite six years of crisis in Syria, agriculture remains a key part of the economy. The sector still accounts for an estimated 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and represents a critical safety net for the 6.7 million Syrians – including those internally displaced - who still remain in rural...
Syrian Arab Republic
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Video
Learning journey to Lebanon

Between November 22 - 25, 2017 Lebanon hosted the 2nd Learning Journey on LSPA: Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agro-ecology between producers and consumers. Around 20 facilitators from 11 Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria) participated and shared their experiences through meetings and site...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Greece - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon - Palestine - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Turkey
2017 - Urgenci

Blog article
FAO builds Agricultural Resilience Programmes in Syria

A workshop to establish a resilience programming network
Damascus- 22 June 2017: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in the framework of its on-going EU funded project, has organized a one-day workshop to establish the resilience programming network for agriculture sector in Syria.  The workshop took place in Damascus on June 12th 2017 and...
Syrian Arab Republic
2017 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
FAO calls on donors to support Syrian farmers in their hour of need

With the war in Syria now approaching its sixth year, agricultural production has plummeted and food supplies are at an all-time low, pushing millions of people into hunger. FAO today called on governments to provide a boost in funding targeted at helping farmers keep their lands in production to prevent...
Syrian Arab Republic
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Blog article
Syrian Farmers in Tartous Revive Tomato Harvest with Support from WFP and FAO

Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).Before the conflict in...
Syrian Arab Republic
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Collaboration Programme Euphrates and Tigris

The Euphrates and Tigris river basin shared between four countries (Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq) is one that is highly vulnerable to climate change. These countries are interdependent on the water from the system to sustain ecosystem goods and services, agriculture and energy production, municipal and industrial water supply, livelihoods...
Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Iraq - Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey
2016 - International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Policy brief/paper
Subregional strategy and action plan 2016 - 2017

Resilient Livelihoods for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition in Countries Affected by the Syria Crisis
With the intensification of the crisis, food insecurity and poverty have drastically increased across all of Syria. At the same time, the crisis continues to affect the national economic and social balance in countries neighbouring Syria. The massive influx of refugees is exerting unprecedented pressure on host countries and communities, which...
Syrian Arab Republic
2016 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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