FAO in Syria

FAO Priorities in Syria

FAO in the Syrian Arab Republic is closely aligned with the United Nations (UN) Strategic Framework and the FAO Strategic Framework, and various public consultative exercises run by the authorities in Syria (such as the 2021 Agricultural Development Forum). Interventions are prioritized in close consultation with development partners and other stakeholders, to achieve:

  • Supporting local smallholders to produce crops and breed livestock with various types of production kits and training.
  • Sustaining the use of natural resources through rehabilitation of damaged water infrastructure and adaptation of innovative techniques for best use of resources.
  • Extend the natural resource management to include issues related to land degradation, and post crisis recovery of the environment
  • using the results of the latest satellite/digital technology to support stakeholders with accurate analysis and studies for action at national and local level.
    Supporting seed multiplication sector to ensure farmers have access to improved seeds to increase the productivity of their activities. 
  • Restoring, enhancing or establishing sustainable agriculture-related livelihood opportunities through development of diverse food and agriculture-related micro-enterprises in rural areas.
  • Strengthening risk management among target communities and key food security stakeholders through improved early warning, information management and resilience knowledge management.
  • Strengthening the capacity of institutions, local communities and CSOs, to develop, implement and monitor resilience programmes.
  • Enhancing the value chains of main agricultural products at national and governorate levels.