Salvation Government demands farmers in Idlib not to harvest olives until November

اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 أكتوبر، 2018 10:20:00 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي زراعة

Idlib - SMART

On Wednesday, the Salvation Government in the areas controlled by the Islamist faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham demanded farmers in the governorate of Idlib, Northern Syria, to refrain from harvesting their olives until the beginning of November.

In a statement, the Salvation Government said that violators will be held accountable. The reason for issuing the circular is to preserve the farmers' safety and quality of the olive crop, the Salvation Government stated.

An agricultural engineer specializing in olives, Mohammed al-Sheikh, told SMART that the Salvation Government made the right decision to ensure the highest possible amount of olive oil. Al-Sheikh stated that the weather is not suitable for the harvest right now because there has been no rain in the region.

Al-Sheikh added that the olive is not ripe enough to produce good olive oil, and needs another month to ripen.

Earlier, the general council of the villages in Jabal al-Wasatani in Western Idlib launched a project to preserve its olive trees in cooperation with the Watan Organization. The demand to buy olive trees increased due to a relative calm in Idlib.

In 2016, the olive crop in Idlib declined by 75 percent compared to previous years after a drought in the governorate.

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اعداد عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة غلوري جابر | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 10 أكتوبر، 2018 10:20:00 م خبر أعمال واقتصاداجتماعي زراعة
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