US institutions issued thousands of tons of wheat Syria Ministry of Agriculture to Syria: 4% insect disease

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US institutions issued thousands of tons of wheat Syria Ministry of Agriculture to Syria: 4% insect disease

2021-11-25 14:42:57 11 ℃

According to Syrian National News Agency, recently, the US International Development Agency (USAID) declared approximately 3,000 tons of wheat seeds to farmers in the Northeast Syrian Hasselli Province, to ensure that there is sufficient food source in the local area. However, the Syrian agricultural sector found that 40% wheat seeds contain grain nematode disease, not only not suitable for planting, but also brought huge harm to local agricultural production.

US International Development Agency (USAID) social account screenshot

On November 10, the US International Development Agency decided to transport wheat seeds in Northeast Syria. And in its social account: "Wheat is the pillar of the Syrian agricultural industry. After the 'high quality' seeds, after planting, there will be approximately 32,000 tons of wheat, thus ensuring that everyone has flour, bread and other Wheat products. "

On November 14, Ahmider, Chairman of the Hasseck Provincial Peasant Union, warned that these seeds did not have any analysis and testing in the relevant official agency laboratory, and local farmers should raise awareness. At the same time, there are agricultural experts to point out that any plant or animal enters Syria must accept the inspection and quarantine of the agricultural quarantine center, as it may carry pests, viruses, etc., pose a threat to all crops. The Hasseck Provincial Peasant Alliance also issued a warning that do not plant wheat seeds that are unknown.

Subsequently, the Syrian agricultural department announced the relevant sampling inspection, 40% of these wheat seeds produced from Turkey contain linear diseases, not only not suitable for planting, but also brought agricultural insects and influenced local agricultural production. In the report, the SMT specifically pointed out that the US International Development Agency is so generous, the purpose behind "Good Lift" is to destroy Syria's food security.

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Wheat is an important food source of Syria. According to United Nations FAO's statistics and official data of the government, Syrian agricultural production has risen from previous years, and wheat production has reached 30.85 million tons, and it has increased by 67% from the previous five years, but the gap It still reaches 1.62 million tons, in the case of hungry people, Syria's wheat resources are still flundered and destroyed. Syrian media briefly reported that the US military sent 40 trucks to Hasseck to smuggle wheat and and oil. Since this year, the Syrian government has repeatedly condemned that the United States is called "the national nature robbers", with the aim of plundering the natural resources of Syria.