Sesame Cultivation Declines in Manbij due to High Growing Costs


Receding waters of Euphrates River and agricultural costs increase led to a regression in areas planted with sesame in Manbij countryside of the Aleppo governorate, which is famous for the cultivation of Sesame crop, which relies on abundant waters, as farmers rely on the production of the crop by drafting the waters of Euphrates River to their farms. The water level and the lack of its flow caused a regression in areas, and farmers say “that they are now forced to draw water from the river basin from long distances of about 70-80 meters, and this requires a significant increase in expenses that affect production in general, and farmers suffer from the high prices of medicines and fertilizers In addition to their suffering from fuel unavailability.

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