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Livestock wealth regains its active role in Eastern Ghouta

Eastern Ghouta has regained its active role as a main source of animal and plant food products after completing the rehabilitation of infrastructures destroyed by terrorism.      

In a statement to the SANA, Head of Agriculture Directorate in Damascus countryside , Eng. Irfan Ziada said that the directorate worked in cooperation with other public institutions agencies on meeting the requirements  of livestock wealth and care sector by reactivating agriculture in many areas and ensuring vaccines and medicines . He indicated the total number of herd of livestock is currently 47648 heads of sheep, cows and goats.

Ziada added that the directorate of agriculture succeeded in activating the agriculture Department in the Eastern Ghouta and the veterinary center in the countryside areas in Damascus.


Ministry of Internal Trade, WFP discuss boosting cooperation

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Dr. Atef  Al-Naddaf  has discussed with a delegation from the United Nations  World Food Program ( WFP) , led  by Corinne  Fleischer, Representative and Country  Director of  WFP in Syria , means of enhancing cooperation relations between Syria and WFP.

During a meeting on Wednesday, the two sides discussed currently implemented projects as well as future projects that could be implemented in Syria in the light of the economic challenges Syria is facing due to the economic blockade and the unilateral coercive measures  imposed by the West on the Syrian people.

Homs Grape Manufacturing Company exports 225 tons of its products to America and Germany

 Homs, (ST)- Eng. Gorges Al-Hamwi, Director of the Grape Manufacturing Company in Zaidal area in Homs said that the company is working to expand its marketing range locally and abroad.

The Homs-based al-Orouba local newspaper quoted al-Hamwi as saying that the company has recently exported 225 tons of its products to America and Germany at a value of SYP40 million through a commercial mediator. It also concluded a new contract to export 25 tons of its products, he added.

The company is also exerting remarkable efforts to expand the marketing range of its products locally by signing contracts with traders to market its production in all Syrian governorates with the aim of enhancing the presence of the company’s products in local markets and increasing their competitiveness, according to al-Hamwi.

AL-GHAR soap is an ancient art in Aleppo

As one of the world’s oldest cities, Aleppo is a unique product of its past. Arab, Turkish, Roman, French and Persian influence has shaped the city’s cultural heritage and unique way of life.

Yet, Aleppo’s most significant contribution may be as the birthplace of soap.

Saop is a Latin word that means ”Animal fat”, hence, the origin of the word soap comes. It is believed that the soap industry in its current form was launched from the Mediterranean region, where it spreads to Europe concurrently with the Crusades. The traditional hand-made method of soap production was passed down throughout the generations, and remained unchanged until the early third century AD, when the soap industry transformed from individual domestic work to a large-scale industry.

22 Syrian companies take part in Gulfood exhibition in Dubai

With the participation of Syria, activities of the Gulfood exhibition for 2020 were  kicked off on Sunday at Dubai World Trade Center in the UAE. The exhibition is considered one of the largest food exhibitions in the world.

The exhibition, which is scheduled to continue until February 21, is the most important forum for food sector companies. It annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors with the participation of more than 5,000 exhibitors from 189 countries around the world.  The exhibition is an opportunity for Syrian companies to ensure partnerships with international companies and to introduce locally manufactured food products.