Battered by War, Syria’s Wheat Crop Halved this Year to New Low

By Maha El Dahan and Lisa Barrington ABU DHABI/BEIRUT, Sept 19 – Syria’s wheat harvest nearly halved to 1.3 million tonnes this year, the lowest in 27 years, as fighting and poor rainfall further degraded the farming sector and the nation’s ability to feed itself. The government of President Bashar al-Assad was forced to tender

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