Greenhouse support helps displaced families in Syria
The coastal region in Syria and mainly Tartous and Latakia is responsible for most of the greenhouse vegetables produced in Syria.
Storms and conflict have affected many greenhouses and farms on the Syrian coast in Tartous and Latakia. Farmers went into debt, not able to rehabilitate their farms, devastation and high cost of living deprived them from restarting production on their farms.
A joint project between the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Refugees Agency, UNHCR assessed the farmers’ needs and decided to support 4000 greenhouses by fixing infrastructures, equipping with plastic sheeting and giving seeds to farmers.
The aim of the project is to improve livelihood and food security of affected displaced Syrians and local farming host communities. Many of the farms provide shelter and work to displaced families. Both communities benefit directly and are back to producing and selling vegetables in the market.