Farmers harvest wheat earlier than usual in Northern Hama in fear of bombing by loyalist forces

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 مايو، 2018 1:36:06 م خبر أعمال واقتصادإغاثي وإنساني زراعة

Hama – SMART

The farmers of the al-Ghab plains in Northwestern Hama, Central Syria, start the wheat harvest earlier than usual in fear of bombing by the loyalist forces.

Musab al-Ashkar, a member of the Free Hama governorate council, reported that the farmers started harvesting the wheat earlier than usual, fearing that the loyalist forces will bomb the farmlands when the wheat is ready to be harvested.

Al-Ashkar added that the loyalist forces make the farmers pay 25,000 Syrian pounds for each day they use the harvest combines.

The crop decreased this year due to the lack of rain.

Al-Ashkar complained about the lack of support from humanitarian relief organizations for the al-Ghab plain, adding that this area is considered to be the "the second food basket (in Syria) after the al-Hasakah governorate."

Shadi al-Hasan, a farmer from the al-Ziyarah village, said that the wheat crop decreased this year compared to last year. One dunam (1,000 square meters) produced between 500 and 600 kilograms of wheat last year, but only 300 kilograms this year. The crop was reduced due to poor weather.

Several fields were burned earlier when the loyalist forces bombed farmlands in Northern Hama with the intention of destroying crops. The local council in the city of Lataminah, Northern Hama, estimated the financial losses of the burned fields at around 600,000 US dollars.

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تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 27 مايو، 2018 1:36:06 م خبر أعمال واقتصادإغاثي وإنساني زراعة
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