Agricultural Development Following the Liberation of Deir ez-Zor

This report was published by ANF English on 11 November, 2020

Deir ez-Zor Agriculture Directorate, affiliated to the Deir ez-Zor Civil Council, provides significant support to farmers for agricultural development in the region.

The Deir ez-Zor Agriculture Directorate, affiliated to the Agriculture and Economy Committee of the Deir ez-Zor Civil Council, continues to support farmers for the agricultural development of the region. The Directorate enabled the farmers to work and produce more organized by endorsing 67 farmer associations to become active again.


There are 304,750 decares of irrigated farming land in the Cezrat region of Deir ez-Zor, and 344,120 decares of dry farming land. The Directorate of Agriculture opened 5,082 water wells for the irrigation of 307,376 decares of licensed land. The Committee, which also provides a generator to facilitate the water transfer of the Euphrates River, provides seed, fertilizer and fuel support to farmers with the support of the Agricultural Development Company.

Providing information about the agricultural activities in the region, Deir ez-Zor Agriculture and Economy Committee Co-Chair Enes Hesanî said, “The Agriculture Directorate and Agricultural Development Company has provided support to farmers at the rate of 78% for the 2020-2021 agricultural season. 60% of this support was made for wheat, 15% for barley and 3% for other legumes.”

Hesanî also told that the Fuel Committee and the Agriculture Committee are working in coordination in order to prevent the problems experienced last year from happening again. Farmers are thus provided with diesel at affordable prices.


After the ISIS invasion, Deir ez-Zor lagged behind in agricultural production. Gangs exploited basic agricultural inputs such as seeds and fertilizers to their advantage, and farmers could not cultivate their land for a long time. As a result of the intense efforts of the Autonomous Administration after the liberation of Deir ez-Zor from ISIS occupation, great success has been achieved in the fields of education, health and similar fields, as well as agriculture and economy.