The Executive Council of the North and East of Syria has tasked the Economic and Agriculture Body to put plan forward to buy wheat's crops from the famers in north and east of Syria and to begin preparation to buy the crops during its meeting with the body on April 4th.
Our agency, Hawar news (ANHA) interviewed with the co-chair of the Economy and Agriculture Body in the Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria Salman Barodo.
"The suitable plan was put forward to receive this season from the farmers in the north and east of Syria, and all measures have been taken in this regard," said Salman Barodo.
He stressed that the centers and silos have been secured and equipped to receive these quantities, which will be marketed to the grain receiving centers, and the working cadres have been prepared to receive the farmers' crops, including cadres, experts, warehouse trustees and treasurers for the receipt and delivery process.
According to the co-chair of the Economic and Agriculture Body, the centers, silos and warehouses that have been equipped accommodate more than 700 thousand tons, and 200 million dollars have been allocated to buy the crops.
As for the price of buying wheat, Salman Barodo pointed out that the price of the purchase has not been determined yet, and they are considering the appropriate prices for that as they will be determined during the coming period and announced in a timely manner.
And during his speech with Hawar news agency's correspondent, Barodo pointed out that they are currently studying to determine a limited quantity of barley from the farmers to buy barley, and the amount that will be received is between 20,000 and 25,000 tons.
Barodo said that the seed entitlements to be distributed to farmers during the coming season, as well as the dues of mills and reserve stocks were taken into consideration.
At the end of his speech he said that "one of the priorities of our work during the current period is the rehabilitation of irrigation channels in the projects that irrigate the Euphrates River, which were destroyed and damaged during the years of the war."