Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

DAMASCUS,(ST)_Syria and Iraq signed on Thursday...

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

DAMASCUS, (ST)_The Minister of Foreign Affairs...

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

On June 17th, dozens of Israeli settlers...

The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

On June 17th, the Israeli occupation forces...

Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

Beirut, (ST) - The player of the Syrian...

  • Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in agricultural field

    Syria, Iraq sign MoU for cooperation in...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 18:05
  • Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

    Al-Miqdad receives Iraqi Minister of Industry

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:37
  • SDF militia storms houses of residents in Gharanij town and kidnaps several civilians

    SDF militia storms houses of residents in...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 14:00
  • Khans of Salkhad, important archeological monuments that date back to the Ayyubide era

    Khans of Salkhad, important archeological...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 11:55
  • US occupation brings in 55 vehicles carrying weapons and logistic materials to its bases in Syria’s Hasakah

    US occupation brings in 55 vehicles carrying...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 11:06
  • Palestinian Foreign Ministry calls for an investigation into crimes of Israeli occupation

    Palestinian Foreign Ministry calls for an...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:55
  • Putin: Moscow and Washington bear greatest responsibility for strategic stability in the world

    Putin: Moscow and Washington bear greatest...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:42
  • A hardworking peasant from As-Sweida drives a tractor and distributes milk on a motorcycle

    A hardworking peasant from As-Sweida drives a...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:40
  • A plastic art exhibition sheds light on impact of children's work in their childhood

    A plastic art exhibition sheds light on impact...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:36
  • Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians, wound four others in West Bank raids

    Israeli forces detain nine Palestinians, wound...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 10:14
  • Minister of Industry and his Iraqi counterpart discuss establishing partnerships and industrial integration between Syria and Iraq

    Minister of Industry and his Iraqi counterpart...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 09:06
  • Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property south of Nablus

    Israeli settlers attack Palestinian property...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:41
  • The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in the West Bank

    The Israeli occupation killed a Palestinian in...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:14
  • Grosbic calls for standing with Syria in the face of coercive measures imposed against its people

    Grosbic calls for standing with Syria in the...

    Thursday, 17 June 2021 08:03
  • Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo Championship

    Syria wins Bronze medal in Asian Taekwondo...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:27
  •  Putin: Washington and Moscow bear the greatest responsibility for strategic stability in the world

    Putin: Washington and Moscow bear the greatest...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:18
  • Washington coalition carries out an airdrop in Deir Ezzor countryside and kidnaps a number of civilians

    Washington coalition carries out an airdrop in...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 18:12
  •  Syria is the mainstay of the resistance axis, says the delegation of the Islamic National Conference

    Syria is the mainstay of the resistance axis,...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 17:12
  • A Palestinian woman wounded by Israeli forces' bullets, north of occupied Jerusalem

    A Palestinian woman wounded by Israeli forces'...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 10:07
  • Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm the archaeological area in Sebastia, north of Nablus

    Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm the...

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021 09:05

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Tourism Minister briefs his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts on investment opportunities in Syria

Tourism Minister briefs his Lebanese, Om…

RIYADH,(ST)_  Minister of Tourism Mohammad Rami Martini discussed on Thursday with his Lebanese, Omani and Iraqi counterparts ways of enhancing cooperation to revive the tourist sector and exchange delegations, experiences and training.   The Minister’s meetings with his counterparts came on the sidelines of the 47th  meeting of the World Tourism Organization Committee for the Middle East and the inauguration of th...

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Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds musical evening at the Opera House with the participation of international Syrian musicians

Syrian National Symphony Orchestra holds…

The Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Misak Bagbodrian, held a musical evening on Tuesday at the Opera House in Damascus with the participation of outstanding international Syrian musicians living abroad. The operatic musical evening witnessed the participation of Baritone singer Nabil Suliman, who is a Syrian expatriate in Belgium and solo violinist Bassam Nashawati, a Syrian expatriate in the United States, besides Syrian Oud ...

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"Qamaruddin",  a luxurious Syrian product with high nutritional and medical value

"Qamaruddin", a luxurious Syr…

Damascus (ST): Syria is unique in great agricultural products, including “Qamaruddin” ( an apricot paste) whose production process begins in the sixth month of each year after the ripening of the apricot fruit to offer the world a distinguished product that has proven over hundreds of years that it has a high nutritional and medical value, in addition to the delicious taste of the drink that is served on tables in any time of the year, ...

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People in the occupied Syrian Golan congratulate President Al-Assad on winning presidential elections

People in the occupied Syrian Golan cong…

The landslide victory of President Bashar Al-Assad in the recently held presidential elections in Syria is the result of years of legendary steadfastness and heroism by the Syrian Arab Army and people against a foreign-backed terrorist war,  the people in the occupied Syrian Golan said on Saturday in a congratulatory cable to President Al-Assad.  " We, in the occupied Syrian Golan, which is an integral part of the S...

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Sudan is the Arab lost  agricultural treasure. In realty it is the Arab world's food parcel.  we all know this axiomatic reality from our books and studies.

Sudan  has all the prerequisites of agriculture, fertile land, water, in addition to other natural resources.

Moreover, the country's water resources stem mainly from the Nile  river  which yields 18.5 billion cubic meters , in addition to 40 billion cubic meter from the trapped water  below the  crust. besides, rainfall average in Sudan is 150 - 700 Millimeters.

In fact Sudan has also a strategic and prominent location in the heart of Africa  where its land borders 9 African states .The huge expansion  of the Sudanese area is the main  reason behind  the city's various agricultural systems and the production of many different bumper crops.

However, under the  current  global food crisis in general and in the Arab world in particular, many Arab states are currently pursuing  investments in Sudan with respect to the agricultural sector , namely in the field of strategic crops .The step came within the framework of the Sudanese government's call on the Arab states to implement  agricultural enterprises on its properties.

 The Sudanese bid  enables  the Arab states to utilize the Sudanese natural resources and environmental diversity from the desert at the north to the equatorial plains  in the south.  Namely, from the country's  spacious fields which consist of 40% of  the Arab world arable land.

However,  the Arab world  with a population of 350 million  is currently suffering from a real problem  threatening its food security. The Arab states are now importing foodstuffs from the  world's various countries at a cost of  USD35 billion to meet their need for food . .Sudan in its turn  also faces  a real famine due to the latest developments in the country ,namely the secession of its south.

In this regard Jordan was the first Arab country to respond to Sudan's call . the Jordanian government signed an accord with its Sudanese counterpart on enhancing cooperation in the agricultural field.

Abu Dhabi also decided to plant 70.000 acres in Sudan. While Saudi Arabia,  aiming to protect its food safety decided to plant staples such as wheat ,rice, bean, and corn on the Sudanese fields.

The Arab investments will  have a positive and genuine impact on relieving the food crisis in Khartoum and establishing  a joint Arab agricultural policy.

It is noteworthy that Sudan has 200 million acres of fertile land,50 million acres of which are planted and 150 are still wasteland due to  the lack of stability and security in the war-torn country.

 The General administration for Agricultural investments in Sudan launched a new initiative for developing its agricultural sector through enhancing cooperation with its fellow Arabs in this regard.

But in line with Sudan's successive crisis including the south , Darfur and the crises of  the east and north , the country encounters genuine obstacles in developing its farming sector. 

However the most dangerous challenge which is currently facing Sudan is the transformation of its economy from a productive one depending on agriculture to an economic aspect regarding  the production of oil.

Nahla Maaz

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