ACSAD, Spanish NGO Work to Improve Farmers' Livelihoods

Agreement sees cooperation in plant and animal production, marketing and agricultural industry and promotion

The Ministry of Agriculture and Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD),and the Spanish Anti-Hunger Organization signed an agreement on Thursday to enhance the agricultural sector and increase farmers’ incomes.

 

The agreement will see cooperation in the domain of plant and animal production, marketing and agricultural industry and promotion.

 

The agreement focused on the main issues of sustainable management of water, soil and pastures and means of engaging pastoral farming in the agricultural circle and using agricultural waste in manufacturing fodder.

 

The agreement, for a period of five years that is extendable, also focused on helping rehabilitate farming activity and improving the living standards of farmers.

 

Following the signing of the agreement at the ministry’s headquarters, Agriculture Minister Ahmad al-Qadiri highlighted the scientific research- related role of ACSAD in Syria and its positive effects on agriculture in terms of supporting agricultural producers and spreading advanced technologies.

 

Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer

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