Wheat Rapid Market System Assessment - Final Report 2022

FSL Cluster team is pleased to share with you iMMAP’s “Wheat Market System Rapid Assessment”.


The Food Security and Livelihood Cluster in northwest Syria (NWS) and iMMAP proposed to carry out a value chain assessment focusing on input supply chain management and output market of wheat production in NWS. The study built on the wheat-to-bread processing facilities mapping conducted since December 2019, and mapping of wheat value chain in June 2018 that were conducted by iMMAP. The study highlights the challenges faced by wheat farmers in the 2020-2021 season. Below are the key study findings:


Low Rainfall Levels and Significant Yield Reduction - The average reported rainfed crop yield per dunam was lower in the 2020-2021 season compared to the 2019-2020 season by 14.5%, and for this study 30% of farmers reported their intention to reduce the land cultivation under wheat crop for upcoming season (2021-2022).
Market Power and Market Outlets - Farmers’ main market outlets are private traders who tend to control the prices, and have the capital, cash, and access to higher value markets.
Collapse of the Turkish Lira and Increase in Production Input Prices - The prices of hard and soft wheat increased by 58% and 61% respectively, compared to the 2019-2020 season.

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