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Syria to Pay Farmers More for Their Wheat

Country is expected to import around 1.5M tonnes of mainly Russian wheat

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The Syrian government has raised the price it pays farmers for their wheat after the smallest crop in three decades in 2018, a pro-government newspaper said on Wednesday.

According to a repor from Reuters, Syria is expected to import around 1.5 million tonnes of mainly Russian wheat this year with local wheat procurement expected at around half a million tonnes.

War and drought has cut the country’s production by around 30%.

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