Minister of Agriculture: The Syrian Government is working to Restore the Agricultural Sector

Rome, (ST) – On the sidelines of the 40th Conference in Rome, the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed Al-Qadri discussed on Friday with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Jose da Silvia the reality of joint cooperation and means of development between Syria and FAO.

Mr. Al-Qadri explained the efforts exerted by the Syrian government to re-establish the agricultural sector and support the farmers despite the unilateral tough economic measures imposed on the Syrian people.

Agriculture Minister Calls on FAO to Increase Support for Income-Generating Projects

Rome, (ST) – On the sidelines of the 40th Conference held in Rome, the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ahmed Al-Qadri discussed with officials of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the possibility of developing cooperation in the implementation of projects with sustainable development dimension in the areas of livestock, and rehabilitation of veterinary services and projects to develop milk production and processing.

Sustainable Agriculture Can Mitigate Climate Change and Involuntary Migration

Rome - Climate change poses a major risk for rural people in developing countries, often leading to distress-driven migration, and bolstering sustainable agriculture is an essential part of an effective policy response, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.

Citing figures showing that since 2008 one person has been displaced every second by climate and weather disasters - an average of 26 million a year - and suggesting the trend is likely to intensify in the immediate future as rural areas struggle to cope with warmer weather and more erratic rainfall, he said the "solution to this great challenge" lies in bolstering the economic activities that the vast majority of rural populations are already engaged in.

Syrian, Iranian Transport Cooperation

Damascus, (ST) -  Minister of Transport Eng. Ali Hammoud and Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Damascus, JavadTurkabadi, discussed here on Wednesday ways and mechanisms of joint cooperation in the transport sector, which will positively reflect on  the benefit of the two friendly countries.

Mr. Hammoud referred to Iran's firm positions alongside the Syrian people in its war against terrorism, noting that Syria is keen to deepen the ties of economic cooperation with the Republic of Iran, especially in the reconstruction phase.

Premier: Improving Investment Environment Is Significant for Success of Projects and Investment Visions

 DAMASCUS, (ST) - The participants in the First Syrian Investment Forum, which started on Monday entitled "Syria ... Towards the Future" under the patronage of Prime Minister Imad Khamis, focused on the prospects of developing and encouraging investments by providing all necessary facilities and putting them into practice.

 At the beginning of the forum, Eng. Khamis inaugurated the exhibition of investment projects, which included about 150 investment projects in various governorates. He also reviewed the projects included in the exhibition in various fields of agriculture, industry, trade, tourism, energy and services.