Agriculture Ministry launches “Year of Wheat” in its plan for current season
Damascus, SANA- Production plan of the Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Ministry for the agricultural year 2020-2021 revealed that this year will be the “Year of Wheat ” through the procedures and facilities taken to achieve production of the largest possible amount of wheat; the crop which constitutes one of the most significant strategic crops that secure the national food security.
The plan includes encouraging farmers to cultivate the largest possible area with this crop.
Director of Agriculture Planning at the Ministry ,Haitham Haidar, said that cultivating wheat plan’s details for this year is based on increasing the irrigated areas for nearly about 22 thousand hectares in comparison with the last season , in addition to increasing the production requirements with focusing on the scientific research and keeping on adopting new high productivity sorts which are disease resistant and drought tolerant ,along with rehabilitating the productive institutions and developing their work mechanism along with their production in both quality and quantity.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA)https://syrianewsgazette.com/agriculture-ministry-launches-year-of-wheat-in-its-plan-for-current-season/Business