The irrigation sector in the north of Syria suffers from a lack of support, the decrease in the irrigation sector fund in the Syrian crisis led to a significant decline in this sector due to the suspension of many irrigation projects that led to the deterioration of the living conditions of farmers and the decline of the area of cultivated land. The absence of governmental institutions and mechanisms of governance led to a great depletion of groundwater, in addition to the threat to public health and the low quality of products due to the use of polluted water.
From this standpoint, irrigation development projects are considered a priority within the strategies of the Water Resources Platform that seeks to achieve sustainable development in the situation of the irrigation sector in northern Syria through the protection of groundwater and the optimal investment of surface water resources, in addition to improving the agricultural product and the area of cultivated land. The platform's strategy in the irrigation sector is reflected in the objectives:
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