FAO- European Union Promote Food Education for Children through School Gardens

Rome- As schools resumed last week in Syria, thousands of school children are benefiting from a food and nutrition education program that is using school gardens to teach students about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption as part of a balanced and healthy diet.

Due to the importance of food to the Syrian population, young children are often the most vulnerable to malnutrition, which can have serious and long-lasting effects on their growth and future development.

“The crisis in Syria is having a devastating effect on the health and nutrition of an entire generation of children,” said Adam Yao, acting FAO Representative in Syria. “But through these school gardens, children are now learning about key concepts related to food and nutrition while they also have access to nutritious fruit and vegetables.”

164 Companies from 23 Countries Taking Part in Third "Re-Build Syria" Fair

 DAMASCUS, (ST)- Activities of the Third "Re-Build Syria" Fair Kicked off on Tuesday with the participation of 164 companies from 23 Arab, European, Asian and African countries.

The fair is organized by al-Basheq Establishment for Organizing International Conferences and Fairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Housing and Public Works at the Fairgrounds in Damascus.

Tourism Minister: Tourism sector will be an important extension of reconstruction

Beijing,(ST)-  Addressing the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization in China, Minister of Tourism Bisher al- Yaziji called for lifting of unilateral tough economic measures imposed on the Syrian people, pointing out that Syria has not only been subjected to terrorism of armed groups but has also been subjected to terrorism of media that has tried to distort its image of Syria in addition to an economic and tourism terrorism through the imposition of sanctions on banks, aviation, airports and visitors to Syria.

Premier Khamis: Over SYP 76 billion Allocated for Reconstruction of Liberated Areas

DAMASCUS– The People’s Assembly held on Sunday its first session for the fifth ordinary round of the second legislative term, headed by its Deputy Speaker Najdat Anzour.

The session was attended by Prime Minister Imad Khamis and a number of ministers.

According to SANA, at the beginning of the session, Anzour affirmed the necessity of cooperation and joint work between the People’s Assembly and the government to follow up on the conditions of the citizens to reach the desired goals, which is to ensure a decent life for them.

FAO Food Price Index dips 1.3 percent in August

Rome - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories.


The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.3 percent from July, averaging 176.6 points in August.


The drop was largely driven by a 5.4 percent decline in the FAO Cereal Price Index, reflecting a sharp fall in wheat prices as the outlook for production in the Black Sea region improved.