01 March 2019, Damascus, Syria - The Road to the Market workshop. During a follow-up workshop entitled "The Road to the Market", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR), under the Government of Japan-funded programme, trained more than 200 rural women producers and technicians on food production, packaging and promotion.
Thirteen working groups consisting of rural women and technicians from across the country gathered at Khan Asaad Pacha - a historical site in the old city of Damascus - from 27 February to 1 March 2019. The follow-up workshop aimed at developing their entrepreneurial skills and promoting their fresh food products (jams, sauces, cheese, etc.) was held in front of experts from ministries, United Nations agencies and international Non-governmental Organizations.