Farming in a war zone: What it’s like to feed Syria

Seven years of civil war has caused widespread devestation in Syria, yet amidst the battles there are farmers who remain committed to producing food for the people who still live there.

‘Before I was producing 7t of crops across each hectare, but now I only get 2t. It’s been really tough.’

‘I’ve never wanted to stop being a farmer. This land is for my family, and I don’t want to go anywhere.’

UK journalist currently in the US • Writes about food, agriculture and the environment • Ag policy nerd •

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