Sun, Nov 21|
A map of poverty reduction through sustainable agriculture
Time & Location
Nov 21, 2021, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Qamishli, Qamishli, Syria
About the event
With agriculture being the mainstay of the economy in the northeastern area of Syria, the decline in agricultural production in recent years has led to significant economic losses for the population. Security and political instability in the region have created severe impacts on agriculture, which in turn has caused a significant impact on per capita income, which in turn has caused growing poverty, a reduction in food security, malnutrition, and rising concerns about climate change and the efficient use of land and water.
As a result of these major changes and challenges, the agricultural sector needs to develop policies and strategies that are sustainable in the short, medium, and long term, by strengthening and sustaining the green economy and promoting the transformation of agricultural produce into food products for the reduction of poverty, using climate change adaptation techniques to encourage economic growth and sustainable development, enabling agriculture to be more flexible and resource efficient, Plant varieties and species appropriate to the region's soil, water, and conditions; as well as monitoring and follow-up mechanisms.
Subsidies for agriculture are emergency interventions in some circumstances, and they remain a cornerstone of government policy. They play an instrumental role in determining production and consumption patterns. Different types of government support are provided to agricultural actors on a direct or indirect basis. From a political economy perspective, policies governing such subsidies are governed by complex dynamics.
During TEVIN dialogs, participants develop a set of promising ideas that can form the basis for future interventions. TEVIN works with experts to develop and launch these new concepts. It is hoped that this joint effort will serve as a model for autonomous administration and help accelerate the transition to sustainable agricultural development.
- Ahmed Yunus: General Administration of Agriculture and Livestock, Al-Hasakah Province
- Hammoud Al-Shraideh: Engineer, head of the Prevention Office, the Economic and Agriculture Authority in Raqqa
- Anas Al-Hassani: PhD, co-chair of Deir Ezzor's General Administration of Agriculture
- Yassin Khalil, PhD.: Research Associate, Australian Herbicide Resistance initiative, University of Western Australia, School of Agriculture and Environment
- Lamaa Muhammad: master's degree in agricultural engineering – Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
- Kamiran Henki: Head of the Grain Research Division for the General Authority for Scientific Agricultural Research, Agricultural Engineer.
- Fahad Awsei: Agricultrual Engneer, Agronomist.
- Jandi Khalidi: Law degree, University of Aleppo
What the event looks like and who can attend.
Over 40 participants are expected to attend the one-day event, which will include intensive discussions with speakers from the agricultural sector, government, farmers, engineers, and civil society. Participants will have the opportunity to ask speakers questions and share ideas on how to identify key interventions and explore strategic solutions to advance agricultural development. Arabic will be the language of the meeting, taking into account all the social aspects.