ACSADArab Center for the Study of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (Syria)
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For his part, ACSAD Director-General Rafiq Ali Saleh hailed the earnest work of ACF in supporting the projects of affected farmers in Daraa, Hasaka, al-Raqqa and Deir Ezzor provinces, noting that the budget of these projects exceeded USD 5 million.
Al-Mikdad cited the importance role of ACSAD in developing agriculture in the Arab countries through invention new types of wheat and other crops.
She said the ACSAD was eager to pursue scientific research in attempting to improve the agricultural and economic conditions in Arab arid zones and dry lands.
ACSAD Director Rafiq Ali Saleh said in a statement to SANA that the aim of issuing the atlas is to document the promising pastures being the most important renewable resources for the Arab countries.
EPA will cover all expenses of establishing the ACSAD bureau, he added.
Following the signing of the agreement at the Ministry's headquarters, Agriculture Minister Ahmad al-Qadiri highlighted the scientific research- related role of ACSAD in Syria and its positive reflection on agriculture in terms of supporting agricultural producers and spreading advanced technologies.
ACSAD Director-General Rafiq Ali Saleh told SANA that the two units, established in Fedeyou and al-Jermqiyeh sites in Lattakia, are 22 cubic meters each and a 16 cubic meter fermentation plant.
Arab institutions with ACSAD to formulate an action plan through which given
He stressed that the research took him five years of constant work until he, in cooperation with the Commission, came up with the new strain ACSAD 1133, which is "a strain of good productivity if compared to other breeds", adding that it will be available in the markets for peasants soon.
Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Ahmad al-Qaderi, stressed that signing the memo is a result of the distinguished cooperation between the Ministry and ACSAD which had a positive impact on the agricultural production.
The first meeting of the liaison officers of the Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD) is of great importance to the body's future operation and performance, as it would tackle impediments hindering joint Arab action, said an ACSAD official told KUNA on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, ACSAD is implementing a project in cooperation with the Agriculture Ministry to improve the living conditions of rural families in a number of villages in Raqqa province.