the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform,
the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
(ICARDA) and the National Agricultural Policy Center (NAPC)
organized the National Workshop on “Policies and Institutions To
Enhance Fodder and Feed Availability in Syria” on November 7, 2007
at the NAPC premises in Damascus.
The Workshop sought to discuss the most relevant issues concerning
fodder and feed availability directly linked to the improvement of
the livestock sector in Syria. The discussion covered the role of
governmental and non-governmental institutions in fodder supply and
the problems of fodder production and animal feedings in Syria. The
Workshop program included two sessions: the first focused on the
role of public establishments in charge of Syrian livestock
production management and fodder production and provision, as well
as highlighting the close interaction between these institutions and
the related agricultural policies. The second session presented the
role of the non-governmental and private establishments.
Distinguished policy makers in the related fields and international
experts delivered these presentations.
The Workshop was opened by welcoming statements of Dr. Nabi R.
Mohammad, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform; Dr.
Ahmad S. Ahmad, Deputy General Director and Director of the
Production Systems Diversification and Sustainable Intensification
Program in ICARDA; and Mr. Atieh El Hindi, Director of the NAPC.
An active debate following each session aimed at setting effective
solutions for feed problems challenging the livestock sector in the
country through the formulation of recommendations fundamental to
the development of fodder resources and related Syrian agricultural
Attendees of the Workshop included policy makers and public officers
from related departments of the MAAR and public establishments,
academics from various universities, and representatives of
professional organizations and non-governmental bodies.
For more details
proceeding and presentations
only in Arabic)
The Role of
overview of the
project “Enhancing Fodder Use by Small-Scale Farmers"
Role of Public Establishments and Policies of Fodder Provision
Role of the General Establishment of Fodder
Management of Livestock Production
of Producing Fodder and Animals Feeding In Syria