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"The Plant of Hope" ... a permanent exhibition of ornamental plants, in Homs

With scientific academic experience, the Environmental Development Foundation in Homs launched its permanent exhibition, The Plant of Hope, at its headquarters in the Akrama district.

The "Plant of Hope" exhibition displays about fifty varieties of various types of ornamental plants and roses covering an area of two hundred square meters, including cactuses, medicinal and aromatic plants, such as king's crown, rosemary, olivera, hibiscus, and lavender, in addition to various indoor plants, yoga, jasmine, night perfume and others.

A cooperation agreement between ACSAD and the General Union of farmers

The Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands "ACSAD" and the General farmers Union signed a cooperation agreement today aimed at contributing to the development of the agricultural reality, in its plant and animal parts.

The agreement provides for cooperation between the two sides in the field of preparing studies and applied research that will benefit the agricultural reality in Syria, providing the necessary expertise to train technical and agricultural cadres working in the union, in addition to the union’s participation in the field days that ACSAD carries out in its affiliated stations and exchanging scientific and technical information and data.

Director of the Center, Dr. Nasreddin Obaid, said in a press statement that the center sought cooperation with agricultural institutions, unions, trade and associations interested in the agricultural sector to achieve sustainable Arab agricultural development and ensure the optimal use of natural and human resources, stressing that the signing of the agreement will be a new start for serious and fruitful work between the two sides to rise to the level of the desired ambitions .

Makhlouf: International community should support Syria to overcome environmental problems caused by terrorism

Damascus (ST):  The Minister of Local Administration and Environment, Engineer Hussein Makhlouf, called for the necessity of collective action to confront the environmental crises that Syria was exposed to as a result of the terrorism that was exported to it.He spoke about the need to exchange experiences  and to develop national plans to manage environmental and natural disasters and raise awareness to reduce their occurrence.

During his participation in the meeting of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly, which was held in Nairobi via video conference technology, under the title “The Contribution of the Environmental Dimension to Sustainable Development in Building a Resilient and Inclusive World in the Post-Corona Pandemic", Makhlouf said that  during the past years, Syria was subjected to a lot of destruction, devastation, and deliberate and systematic abuse carried out by terrorist groups supported by some countries, which affected the Syrian people, their constituents, environment and livelihood, and the damage affected health facilities, water, treatment and energy plants, and exacerbated environmental and life problems.

Makhlouf  referred to the need for the international community to support Syria to overcome the environmental problems it faced as a result of organized terrorism, pointing out that the unilateral economic measures imposed by the US and the European Union increased the suffering of the Syrian people and had the greatest impact on their ability to respond to the Corona pandemic. He  stressed that Syria has made great efforts  for dealing with its repercussions and negative effects on the citizen's life and livelihood.

The Minister indicated that despite the fierce attack on Syria, it has worked, based on its obligations, to provide a healthy environment that ensures the safety of citizens, and continues to provide the necessary services through the implementation of plans and strategies to confront environmental pollution in all its forms and expand the use of renewable and clean energies, increasing public environmental awareness and enhancing the role of society in protecting the environment.

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Sweida Agriculture Directorate opens three field schools for organic agriculture

Within the framework of the plan to develop the agricultural situation in the governorate of Sweida, the Directorate of Agriculture in Sweida has opened three field schools for organic agriculture and the Good Agricultural Practices System Global Gap.

The Head of the directorate's organic production department, Eng. Reham Morshed, said  that the schools include an olive school for the organic farming system in the village of Al-Swaimra, and two schools according to the Good Agricultural Practices System for apples in the village of Mutlaqah and almonds in Hazm village.

Liberated city of Khan Sheikhoun witnesses plantation of 3500 seedlings to restore the green cover

A new forestation campaign, that included planting 3500 forest and fruit seedlings, was carried out on Friday in the Syrian city of Khan Shiekhoun in Idlib's southern countryside which was liberated from terrorism by the Syrian Army in 2019.

Students, civil society and the Idleb Agriculture Directorate took part in the campaign.

The seedling for planting the green fence opposite to the Khan Sheikhoun city, along the Hama-Aleppo International Highway, and in a number of parks and gardens, were presented by a nursery in the city of Jableh in Lattakia countryside to help restore the green cover in this area.

 The aim is to rehabilitate the areas affected by terrorism, fires, excessive logging, and to restore the green cover in Khan Sheikhoun, some participants in the campaign said, stressing the economic, environmental and touristic importance of trees.