Record low wheat output expected in Syria as drought looms - WFP

By Reuters | Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:15 AM
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GENEVA, April 8 (Reuters) - Syrian wheat production is estimated at 1.7 mln to 2 mln metric tonnes, which would be a record low, amid a "looming drought" in the country's northwest breadbasket, the United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.

"WFP is concerned about the impact of a looming drought hitting the northwest of the country - mainly Aleppo, Idlib, and Hama, with rainfall less than ...

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