Olive production in Syria expected to increase by 25 percent

Damascus, SANA- Olive harvest season has started in most Syrian provinces, expect in Idleb and Aleppo provinces where it will start by the beginning of the next month.

Director of the Olive Office at the Syrian Ministry of Agriculture Mohamed Habou told SANA that the general status of the olive fruits and oil is good and the harvest and oil pressing process are  being done as usual.

Habou added that the production of olive is expected to increase by 25 percent, as production is expected to reach up to  830, 000 tons of oil fruits and 150,000 tons of olive oil compared to 700,000 tons of olive fruits and 120,000 tons of olive oil in the last season.

The increase in  the olive production came after eradicating terrorism and the return of security to a large number of agricultural lands in a way that have allowed the peasants to take care of their agricultural lands.

The Syrian government is also working on taking all the required measures to promote olive cultivation and oil production in different areas across the country.

He pointed out that more than 30,000 tons of olive oil have been exported to more than 33 countries in 2018 due to its top quality in terms of the flavor, color and smell.

H. Zain/ R. al-Jazaeri


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