Syria

Syrian Women Given the Chance to Learn New Skills From Italian Farmers

Seven small-scale Syrian farmers were given new hope for a better future as they learned new skills from farming communities in Piedmont and Liguria.

Syrian Olive Oil Production Set for Large Increase

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, olive oil production in Syria is set to increase by 50 percent, in part due to better climatic conditions and a return of some stability to the war-torn nation.
Special Report

60 Years in, Olive Council Looks at Challenges Ahead

As part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the IOC, Executive Director Abdellatif Ghedira spoke exclusively with Olive Oil Times on the challenges facing the sector.

Turkey Accused of Selling Stolen Syrian Olive Oil as Its Own

Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.
Olive Oil Times Special

With Little Choice, Syrians Look to Ancient Olive Groves for Firewood

With the cold winter coming, people in Syria are forced to cut their olive trees for heating homes and makeshift shelters.

Producers in Lebanon Benefit from Reduced Syrian Imports

Olive farmers in Lebanon have achieved some advantage this year in the domestic market due to reduced imports from war-stricken Syria.
Special Report

Syria Expects Record Olive Oil Production Amid Political Unrest

The Syrian Ministry of Agriculture has issued a statement announcing that favorable weather conditions are helping the olive harvest this season.

Syria, Venezuela Sign Olive Oil Trade Agreement

Syria will soon distribute some two thousand tons of olive oil throughout South America via the Venezuelan economic network.