Southern Regional Agricultural Development Project


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Southern Regional Agricultural Development Project

Southern Regional Agricultural Development Project

The first project funded by IFAD in Syria had the objectives of increasing production of rainfed agriculture in the underdeveloped provinces of Dara’a, Sweida and Quneitra, and of improving poor people’s access to land. Project activities successfully reversed an increasing trend of migration from rural to urban areas.

The project developed an effective de-rocking technique that was a model for later operations, and it reclaimed 37,000 ha of land, an amount well beyond expectations.

A technical assistance programme introduced the use of folk songs to communicate simple technological information to rural poor people.


Source: IFAD


Status: Closed
Syrian Arab Republic
Approval Date
31 March 1982
1982 - 1987
Agricultural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 36.64 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 8.65 million
Co-financiers (International)
United Nations Development Program US$ 1.04 million
World Bank: International Bank for Reconsruction and Development US$ 10.57 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 16.37 million
Financing terms
Project ID

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report