Date :3 December 2020

Can the Syrian poultry industry be revived?

The Syrian civil war or crisis, which began on January 26, 2011, led to the complete closure of the poultry industry, which was once an exporter to the region.

Many Syrian poultry farmers evacuated their farms after the war broke out in the country. But it seems that in recent months, a group of Syrian producers is trying to revive the industry, but they are facing several problems.

Experts believe that the risks in the production of poultry products due to the conditions of the country, the lack of proper logistics between different cities, and the devaluation of the national currency are among the most important reasons that have forced producers to close farms.

On the other hand, the inability to monitor the import of poultry products from countries such as Turkey to this country has practically caused local producers to show no interest in producing these products.

However, the Ministry of Internal Trade has announced the formation of committees in cooperation with the customs departments, which have been tasked with preventing the smuggling of Turkish-made chicken meat.

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Publication of the latest production statistics of poultry products in Turkey

Some also believe that with the onset of the cold season in this country, the production of poultry products will decrease due to the lack of heating systems. Accordingly, in recent weeks, the price of chicken has doubled in parts of the country, such as Daraa province.

Producers must supply their basic needs in US dollars and sell their final product in Syrian pounds.

Some believe that fluctuations in the poultry market in this country have made it virtually impossible to draw a clear vision for the coming months in this country.

According to figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Syria exported 76,000 tons of eggs in 2010, before the start of the civil war.

According to UN estimates, 83% of Syrians are below the poverty line and 33% have not food security.

Finally, the Syrian poultry industry has good potential and needs financial support from the central government. Failure of the government to support this industry could lead to the destruction of the poultry industry in this country and the inability to repair and restore it.

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