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Supporting farming communities in Syria

In Syria, the collapse of basic public services and destruction of agriculture infrastructures, coupled with increasing prices of agricultural inputs and decreasing monthly income, have led to a massive diminution of crop production and yields. In the Idleb Governorate, the production of wheat, the main cash crop, has decreased by 50% since 2013.

ACTED’s actions to support Syrian farming communities

In December 2015, ACTED and its partner Ihsan for Relief and Development distributed wheat seed and fertilizer to 550 wheat farmers in the sub-district of Sarmin (Idleb). These farmers also received training on seeding techniques to maximize yield and fuel to support the irrigation of the seeds since low rainfall have been reported. Through this support, ACTED expects to increase wheat production in the area and improve the food security of more than 3,000 conflict-affected people.