Agriculture Input and Commodity Bulletin - March 2021

Post date Saturday, 8 May, 2021 - 10:55
Month(s) covered 2021-03
Document Type Report
Content Themes Agriculture
Sources FAO

Key Highlights 

  • The continued shortage of fuel was a main challenge for people in March 2021. It affected all of life aspects across all monitored governorates. Particularly diesel, affected most agricultural field operations especially irrigation, underground water extraction and transportation. If the shortage of diesel persists, it is most likely going to affect mechanical harvest operations expected in May and June 2021. 
  • The COVID-19 cases have increased in March with 3 321 confirmed cases. Confirmed cases in March represented the second highest monthly caseload since the beginning of the pandemic in Syria with 172 cases being confirmed on the 23rd of March 2021, based on WHO reports. 
  • The continued depreciation of the local currency has resulted in volatility in the exchange market. The Syrian pound continued to slide in the informal exchange rate market and reached SYP 4 000/1 USD in March 2021. This subsequently resulted increase of agricultural inputs prices, 


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