The Tal Salhab Sugar Company and the Jub Ramleh Maqara and the necessity of developing them along with the areas of sugar beet, yellow corn and groundnut cultivation in the Al-Ghab in the Hama countryside were the most important axes of the tour of the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Eng. Muhammad Hassan Qatana, and the Governor of Hama, Dr. Mahmoud Zanubua, to the region.
In a statement to reporters after the tour, Eng. Qatna stated that the recent return of Tal Salhab Sugar Company to production after a 7-year hiatus came in response to the farmers’ demands, as it is one of the most important production projects in the Al-Ghab region, as it has manufactured, since the beginning of its operation last month, about 50 thousand tons of sugar beet, which is equivalent to half The planned quantity, pointing out that the Ministries of Agriculture and Industry have prepared a programmed plan to resume the operation of the company and ensure its production efficiency due to its economic, production and food importance.
With regard to the Jeb Ramla cowshed affiliated to the General Organization for Livestock, Minister Qatna pointed to the need to develop the production of this important economic facility that supplies the market with quantities of meat, milk and its derivatives, indicating that about 480 heads of milking cows and fattened calves are raised in it.
Minister Qatna listened to farmers and herds of livestock, especially sheep, about the reality of production and the challenges they face and ways to overcome them. its production.
In a press statement, Governor Mahmoud Zaboua said that the tour is to closely review the requirements and needs of farmers, which will be the focus and priority of the governorate, the Ministry of Agriculture and the concerned authorities during the coming period.
In turn, the Director of the General Authority for the Management and Development of Al-Ghab, Eng. Awfa Wassouf, explained that there are two important agricultural crops in Al-Ghab, the first of which is sugar beet, and its total production is expected to reach 90,000 tons and is being marketed to the Tal Salhab Sugar Company and the second is peanuts, with a cultivated area of 3,430 hectares, and its production is expected to reach 11 thousand tons, in addition to the cultivation of maize, covering an area of more than 1200 hectares.
The head of the Agricultural Association in Al-Ghab, Mohsen Suleiman, said in a statement to SANA reporter that the most prominent difficulties facing the agricultural sector in the region are the lack of fuel oil and the high wages of freight, labor, fertilizers and seeds.
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