iMMAP - Olive Value Chain Assessment in Northwest Syria

Key Findings:

  • Challenges: The olive value chain in NWS faces challenges such as climate change impacts, increasing operational costs, limited access to inputs and resources, and infrastructure damage due to conflict events.
  • Opportunities: There are opportunities for market expansion, value addition, sustainable farming practices, collaboration and networking, and policy support within the olive value chain.

Recommendations:

  • Access to Inputs and Resources: Facilitate access to high-quality and affordable inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, and machinery through partnerships, subsidies, and local production initiatives.
  • Technical Training and Capacity Building: Offer comprehensive training programs to enhance skills and knowledge in modern agricultural practices, post-harvest handling, quality control, and marketing strategies.
  • Infrastructure Development: Invest in infrastructure improvements, including irrigation systems, processing facilities, and storage and transportation networks, to enhance efficiency and reduce post-harvest losses.
  • Market Development and Linkages: Support the establishment of market linkages, both domestically and internationally, to create new opportunities for olive producers and processors.
  • Policy Support and Advocacy: Advocate for policies and regulations that prioritize the olive sector, provide support mechanisms, and address sector-specific challenges.

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