A study of the investment environment necessary to transform the agricultural sector in northwest Syria into an attractive investment opportunity

This pilot study aims to strengthen the agricultural sector’s contribution to food security and to foster resilience, stimulate community development and economic growth in northwest Syria, a region grappling with conflict and non-conflict related challenges. It will include a comprehensive review of agricultural product marketing, with a particular focus on the most commonly cultivated crops and their importance to both farmers and food security, in order to gain essential insights and inform evidence-based policies and strategies. The study will adopt a mixed methodology, both quantitative and qualitative, central to which interviews and focus groups with a wide range of stakeholders – farmers, traders/retailers, local authorities, manufacturers, and consumers – across 9 geographic areas in Aleppo and Idlib governorates, to gain a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities. It will lay the groundwork for future research on food security, community development around agriculture.

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