in Syria, “wheat fields covered with golden yellow ears portend a rich harvest” who will score this season “back to life” cereal “after years of drought” and the conflict written this Sunday, June 4th Ashark Al-Awsat part of the dossier he devotes to agriculture in a country devastated by twelve years of war.

Until 2011, the pan-Arab newspaper recalls, Syria was in a situation of agricultural self-sufficiency. The country produced about 3.5 million tons of wheat per year. But the war, the economic crisis and the resulting hyperinflation, and the effects of global warming reversed the situation in the following years, to the extent that Syria became a wheat importer.

In 2022, 1.5 million tons of wheat were produced in the country: in the Northeast – 800,000, in the Northeast – 200,000.