Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

Syrian farmers throw wheat into a wheat mill during harvesting in Hamorieh, outskirts of Damascus. Momammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A syrian farmer carries wheat in Hamorieh. Prospects for this year’s crop are a concern. Mohammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

Syrian farmers bag wheat into grain bags. Much less land was planted to cereals than hoped for this season. Mohammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A Syrian farmer stands behind a farm machine dispelling wheat stalks and chaff. Mohammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A syrian farmer throws wheat into a wheat mill in Hamorieh, near Damascus. Although last year’s crop was relatively good, it was still far below the annual pre-war average. Mohammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A Syrian farmer harvests wheat in a field near the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Sameer Al Doumy/AFP

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A young Syrian carries a pile of wheat in Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region. Sameer Al Doumy/AFP

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

Farmers harvest wheat in a field in Damascus’ eastern Ghouta suburbs. Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A Syrian farmer carries wheat in Hamorieh. Mohammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A young Syrian harvests wheat using a sickle in a field in Hamouria. Sameer Al Doumy/AFP

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

Syrian farmers cut wheat in Hamorieh. Mohammad Badra/EPA

Concern grows over Syrian cereal prospects

A wheat field in Eastern Ghouta. This year’s crop will probably fall short of last year’s. Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

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