Wheat to Bread Market Assessment (Part 2) – Northeast Syria – August 2023

The Wheat to Bread Market System assessment in Northeast Syria for the 2022-2023 season began with an evaluation of wheat cultivation, focusing on production challenges and input accessibility.
The subsequent phase maps bakeries in the region, assessing their efficiency and bread availability. Challenges in the wheat-flour to bread value chain include import issues, transportation costs, and reliance on imported flour. Bakeries operate below capacity due to limited local flour distribution and high operational costs without subsidies. Market infrastructure suffers from inadequate storage, but the most significant challenge is rising fuel costs, impacting all market actors.

The report offers insights and recommendations to improve the NES wheat-flour to bread value chain.

  • Northeast Syria
  • Report
  • August 2023