What is NAPC?
Agricultural Policy Center (NAPC) is a research institution of the Syrian
Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR). It was established in
2000 and was supported by the FAO Project GCP/SYR/006/ITA, funded by the
Italian Cooperation during the period 1998-2008.
The significant role of the NAPC and its professional outcomes has attracted
the attention of several international institutions to express their
willingness to assist and cooperate with the Center in carrying out its work
plan. In particular, the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development
(AFESD) offered its kind support to fund the NAPC 2009 -2010 Work Plan.
The NAPC specializes in applied economic analysis of agricultural policies.
Research and communication are the two pillars of the Center, which has
emerged as a forum for agricultural policy debate. The NAPC is a center of
excellence in research, training, and advice on the subject of the
sustainable development of Syrian agriculture. The NAPC also promotes the
establishment of a permanent policy forum to enhance dialogue on
agricultural issues among stakeholders and policy makers and to furnish
these decision-makers with sound and appropriate policy recommendations.