Project GCP/SYR/006/ITA


National workshops
Policy Studies

National Workshop on Policies and Institutions to Enhance Fodder and Feed
Availability in Syria


Under 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 policies.
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 download proceeding and presentations


Presentations (available only in Arabic)

The Role of Agricultural Extension
overview of the project “Enhancing Fodder Use by Small-Scale Farmers"
The Role of Public Establishments and Policies of Fodder Provision
The Role of the General Establishment of Fodder
Management of Livestock Production
The Problems of Producing Fodder and Animals Feeding In Syria





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