Within the framework of efforts to return agricultural lands in areas liberated from terrorism to the productive process and include them in the agricultural plan, government departments and institutions continue their efforts to provide production requirements to farmers to help them continue and settle in their villages and lands.
During a tour of the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Eng. Muhammad Hassan Qatna, in the eastern countryside of Raqqa, he was briefed on the work mechanisms at the yield pumping station in the Ma’dan area and the Al-Sabkha fodder center. He also met a number of farmers in the fields of cotton, sesame and corn.
The farmers’ demands focused on providing agricultural diesel, securing the fertilizer needs for all crops at subsidized prices, irrigation water, increasing grants and projects for rural women, providing fodder and veterinary medicines at acceptable prices, and ensuring their delivery to breeders.
Minister Qatana explained that the ministry is working to provide support to farmers in areas liberated from terrorism to help them continue and settle in their villages and lands, pointing out that support for the prices of production requirements will be around 15 percent of their market price.
The Minister of Agriculture stressed that the price of the cotton crop received from farmers, set at 2500 Syrian pounds per kilogram, is good and brings profitable profits to farmers and encourages agriculture, indicating that the necessary fuels to irrigate crops have been secured after the level of the Euphrates River decreased as a result of the practices of the Turkish regime.
He pointed to the continuous follow-up of the agricultural situation in all regions, especially those planted with strategic crops, in addition to following up on the reality of livestock and finding appropriate solutions to the problems they face.
The Governor of Raqqa, Abdul Razzaq Khalifa, the Secretary of the Arab Socialist Baath Party branch, Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Issa, and the directors of the concerned institutions participated in the tour.