From July 1 - October 10, 2015
by Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, Republic of Yemen

The Arabic version of the report can be found here.

A summary by sector for the period 26/3/2015 to 31/10/2015 can be found in here:  Arabic and English.

Thimar's documentation of the effects of the war on Yemeni agriculture and the food cirsis can be found here.

The Yemen War Archive serves as repository for reports on the effects of the bombing raids and blockade on Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition in the spring of 2015.

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The Republic of Yemen

The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation

The Agricultural Services Sector

The General Administration- Extension and Media


 

Preliminary Results of

Direct Damages to the Agricultural Sector in the

The Republic of Yemen

Due to the Saudi-USA Air Strikes


 

From July 1, 2015 to October 10, 2015

 

Working Team Supervision and Follow-up

Engineer Majid Hashim al-Mutawakil Dr. Muhammad Yahya al-Ghishim

Engineer agronomist Salah Al-Mishrifi Acting Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation

Mr Fahid al-Junid Deputy, Agricultural Services Sector

Mr Mazin Mahram

Mr Nabil Shams al-Deen


 

October 31, 2015

Introduction

The Saudi-USA systematic and ongoing war launched against Yemen since March 26, 2015 under the pretence of re-establishing legitimacy was no more than a war against the Yemeni citizens and their sources of living in an attempt to subject and humiliate them. A stark example of their implicit intentions is their targeting of the agricultural sector with the most deadly weapons to both human beings and the environment. The air-bombardment of grain and vegetable markets, export centres, poultry farms, plant nurseries, grain silos, refrigerating facilities, seed- and seedling-distributing centres, agricultural accessories factories, roads, and greenhouses is a violation of regional and UN conventions, of neighbourly relations, of the ties of blood and history, and the teachings of Islam.

 

The agriculture sector is the most important economic sector in Yemen and is the main source of income for more than 50% of the working force, and the source of living for 70% of the population. Yet, it is the most targeted sector.

 

This report is a record of all the damages to this sector which the working team managed to monitor in co-operation with the agricultural extension offices operating throughout the country and their review of the media reports.

 

It is important to note that it is difficult to obtain information on damages to agricultural sector in conflict areas, such as Ma’rib, Ta`iz, Hadramaut, parts of the Governorates of Hajja, Abyan, Shabwa, and al-Dhali`, owing to deteriorating security and to the non-existence of communication and transportation facilities. However, the team is still working to obtain information from these areas.

 

 

The Saudi Arabia-USA Aggression and Blockad on Yemen

 

Preliminary Results of Direct Damages to the Agricultural Sector during the period from July 1, to October 31, 2015 in Yemeni Governorates


 

The Governorate of Sa`dah

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Poultry farm

Saqeen

July 2nd

One

Wadi Namla Bridge

Razih

July 6th

One

Hectares of farm land

Shada, Sahhar

July

Several

`Akwan Bridge

 

July 8th

Several

Al-`Atfeen village-market

Kitaf

July 8th

Several

Several different farms

Razih

July 26

One

Farms in Tarhad

Saqeen

July 26

Several

Several flocks of cattle

Several Governorates

July 28

Several

The Agricultural Credit Bank

Sa`dah

July 29

One

The Agricultural and Irrigation Office

Sa`dah

July 30

One

Water retention structure

Bani Mu`een

Aug. 2

One

Destruction of three farms in al-Mutee`

Sahhar

Aug. 4

Several

Destruction of six farms in al-Mahsama

Al-Malahiz

Aug. 5

One

Destruction of two farms in al-Sayfi

Sahhar

Aug. 7

Several

Destruction of 7 farms in Bani Sayyah

Razih

Aug. 12

Several

Destruction of 9 farms in Bani Sayyah

Razih

Aug. 13

One

Destruction of 9 farms in Bani Sayyah

Razih

Aug. 16

Several

Direct attack on 22 farms

Different areas

Aug. 17

One each

Flocks of sheep

Al-Zahir

Aug. 17

Several

Hectares of different farms

Baqim

Aug.29

One

Destruction of farms and property

Munabbih

Sept. 5

Several

Farms and agricultural land

Maran and Baqim

Sept. 5

Several

Several farms

Baqim

Sept. 6

Several

Mafarq al-Talh village-market

Sa`dah

Sept. 6

Several

Destruction of `Ayda `Ayshan farms

Kitaf

Sept. 6

Several

Destruction of the farms of al-`Iyal area in al-`Atfeen.

Kitaf

Sept. 6

Several

Destruction of several farms

Heedan and al-Zahir

Sept. 9

Several

Destruction of several farms in Amlah valley

Kitaf

Sept. 9

Several

The main road in Yasnim area

Baqim

Sept. 19

One

A village-market in Al Muqni`

Munabbih

Sept. 19

One

Several cattle flocks and farms

Munabbih

Sept. 20

One

A local market in Al Muqni`; second time

Munabbih

Sept. 21

Several

A Friday market in Bin Fadil

Heedan

Sept. 21

Several

A local market in al-Munqni`, third time

Manbah

Oct. 2

One

A local market

Marran

Oct. 3

One

Several village-markets and farms in various areas

Muran, al-Mahadhir

Oct. 4

Several

Houses and flocks in Jum`a Bani Bahir

Saqeen

Oct. 4

Several

A market in Sha`ara

Razih

Oct. 4

One

Four village-markets in al-Mahadhir, Sharaf, Al Muqni`, and Jum`a Bani Bahar

Saqeen

Oct. 4

Several

Destruction of privately-owned farms

Al `Ammar

Oct. 6

One

30 water tanks and pumps

Different areas

October

One each

Several farms

Razih, Heedan

Oct. 8

One

A farmer’s house and the death of all the family members

Razih

Oct. 8

Several

Road in Al-Rakwa area

Majaz

Oct. 9

Several

The Baqim Bridge

Baqim

Oct. 10

One

A village-market in Heedan, the destruction of several shops

Heedan

Oct. 11

One

A grain mill and motor

Razih

Oct. 22

One

Complete destruction of the market of Heedan and water pump and agricultural goods sops and three petrol stations

Heedan

Oct. 23

Several

A second bombardment of the market in Heedan, the destruction of shops

Heedan

Oct. 24

Several

The Baqim Bridge for the second time

Baqim

Oct. 25

Several

The Heedan village-market once more

Heedan

Oct. 27

Several

 

The City of Sanaa and The Greater Sanaa Municipality

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Destruction of ex-President Saleh’s farm

Sanhan

July 13

Several

Wa`lan agricultural complex: including six buildings, a pump, a generator, and stone-walls

Bilad al-Rus

Aug. 14

Six

Poultry Farm in Wa`lan

Bilad al-Rus

Aug. 20

Several

Poultry Farm in Al-Raqqa area

Hamdan

Sept. 5

One

Destruction of Wa`lan market

Bilad al-Rus

Sept. 14

One

Plastic and agricultural supplies factory

The Greater Municipality of Sanaa

Sept. 14

One

Wa`lan agricultural complex for the second time

Bilad al-Rus

Sept. 20

Several

Tourist facilities in the baths of al-Jarif

Bilad al-Rus

Sept. 21

Several

11 Poultry farms in various area, death of 30,000 chickens

Bilad al-Rus

September

Several

The destruction and burning of vineyards

Bani Hushaysh

Sept. 25

One

Destruction of 5 wells and pumps

Several Districts

September

Several

Water diversion structure

Bani Hushaysh

Oct.3

One

`Asfara Bridge

Bani Matar

Oct. 3

Several

A farm in Rimat Hameed

Sanhan

Oct. 3

Several

Al-Sahman Bridge in Jahana area

Khawlan

Oct. 3

Several

Poultry farm in Raham village

Sanhan

Oct. 7

One

Farm lands in `Amad village

Sanhan

Oct. 8

Several

Farm lands in al-Watada/al-A`rush

Khawlan

Oct. 10

One

A tomato farm in Shi`an area

Sanhan

Oct. 20

One

A vineyard in Husn `Afash area

Sanhan

Oct. 20

Several

The meadows of al-Shurfa, Rajam, and al-Saqif

Bani Hushaysh

Oct. 21

Several

The Hudhayfa mountain-pass

Bani Hushaysh

Oct. 23

One

A farm in Rimat Hameed

Sanhan

Oct. 26

Several

A privately-owned farm in Shamlan

The Greater Municipality of Sanaa/ Shamlan

Oct. 26

One


 

Aden and Lahij Governorates

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Destruction of the agricultural and irrigation office

Aden

July

One

The post-harvest transactions centre

Lahajj

July

One

Looting the buildings, storage, and workshops of Water and Soil Preservation Project

Lahajj

July

Looting

Looting the agricultural office of Lahajj Governorate, and theft of two cars

Lahajj

July

Looting

The livestock market of al-Fayush

Al-Fayush, Lahajj

July 6

Several

Looting the technical secretariat office of Tibin delta

Tibin

July

Looting

Crop silos for the second time

Aden

July

Several

The centre for improving breeds and seeds

Lahajj

July

One

Looting the Agricultural and Irrigation Office

Lahajj

July

Looting

The total destruction of Khalid Hassan Salih’s farm in al-Wahat area, including a well, a generator, a pump, and trees.

Tibin

July

Several

5 sprinkler motors, 10 plastic water tanks, 5 metal water tanks, 2 agricultural supplies shops, 3 generators and 3 submersible pumps in different areas

Lahajj

Different dates

Several

Destruction and looting the central plant nursery and all its seedlings

Lahajj

August

Looting

The total destruction of the state farm (Mujahid)

Lahajj

August

One

The rental centre in Sabir: buildings and machinery

Lahajj

August

Several

Destruction of crops in 1,500 hectares of agricultural land, 26 water pumps, 4 wells, and 15 modern irrigation systems

Lahajj

Different

Dates

Several

The perishing of more than 10,000 head of cattle, sheep and goats due to air strikes and combat in different areas

Lahajj

Different

Dates

Several

The perishing of more than 10,000 chickens due to air-strikes and combat in different areas

Lahajj

Different

Dates

Several

The perishing of more than 10,000 bee-hives due to air strikes and combat

Lahajj

Different

Dates

Several


 

 

Al-Hudayda Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Town-Market

Zabid

July 12

One

Al-`Atawi Farm

Bayt al-Faqih

July 15

Several

The Red Sea Mills, a second time

Al-Hudayda

July

Several

Palm grove in al-Ta’if area

Al-Drahimi

July 26

One

Palm grove in Bayt al-Qubaisi

Al-Drahimi

Aug. 8

One

Palm grove in al-Ta’if area, second time

Al-Drahimi

Aug. 10

Several

The headquarters of the Tihama Development Authority, its employees’ housing complex, the research laboratory, the regional center for agricultural training, hangars and storage buildings.

Al-Hudayda

Aug. 18

Several

The market of Al-Dahi District

Al-Dahi

Aug. 19

One

Bayt al-Faqih market

Bayt al-Faqih

Aug. 25

One

Gas station

Bayt al-Faqih

Aug. 29

One

Several private farms

Al-Khaukha, Zabid

Sept. 13

Several

A flock of cows

Surdud

Sept. 13

One

The headquarters of the Tihama Development Authority, a second time

Al-Hudayda

Oct. 4

Several

The Spate-flood Irrigation Networks Complex in Waqir

Wadi Siham

Oct. 5

Several

A farm in Wadi al-Siham

Wadi Siham

Oct. 5

One

Munif `Abdul Jalil’s Farm

Al-Marawi`at

Oct. 6

One

Muhammad Al-Qadimi’s Farm

Al-Khaukha

Oct. 6

One

Wadi Siham Project camp

Al-Marawi`at

Oct. 6

Several

A farm

Al-Khaukha

Oct. 7

One

The total destruction of Munif `Abdul Jalil’s farm

Al-Marawi`at

Oct. 8

Several

A farm and a rural tourist resort

Al-Tahita

Oct. 9

Several

Farms nearby Abu Musa al-Ash`ari Camp

Al-Khaukha

Oct. 9

Several

The total destruction al-Shahari farm

Al-Khaukha

Oct. 11

Several

Wadi Surdud Bridge

Surdud

Oct. 29

SevNumber of Air Strikeseral


 


 

Ma’rib Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Attacking the ancient Ma’rib Dam for a sixth time

Al-Sadd

Aug. 5

Several

The destruction of one kilometre and a half of the main irrigation canals of Ma’rib Dam

Al-Sadd

August

Several

Several farms and agricultural land

Al-Ashraf, Al-Faw, Sirwah

September

Several

A truck loaded with vegetables

Al-Jad`an

Sept. 6

One

A popular market

Sirwah

Sept. 18

One

A farm of a citizen in the al-Ashraf area

Al-Ashraf

Sept. 26

Several

A truck loaded with fire wood and the death of its driver.

Ma’rib road

Oct. 7

One

Sirwah central market

Sirwah

Oct.8

Several

A market in Sirwah

Sirwah

Oct. 23

One

The Sanaa-Ma’rib road

Ma’rib

Oct. 24

One

13 wells with their pumps

Several districts

September

Several

3,000 hectares of agricultural land

Several districts

Different dates

Several

4,000 bee hives and the death of 8 bee keepers

Several districts

Different dates

Several

30 electric generators owned by farmers who depend on the Ma`rib dam for the irrigation of their farms

Al-Sadd

Different dates

Several

22 hectares of land cultivated with onion

Several districts

Different dates

Several

7 metal rainwater-harvesting tanks of 50 cubic meter capacity each

Several districts

Different dates

Several

The perishing of 1600 head of sheep and 38 cows as a result of bombing and fighting

Several districts

Different dates

Several


 

Hajja Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Nasim Hamid Kashmim’s farm

Miydi

Aug. 17

Several

Al-Hamadani’s farm in Bani Hasan area

`Abs

Aug. 29

Several

Several farms in al-Jar area

`Abs

Sept. 5

Several

Farms in Bani Hasan area

Mistaba’

Sept. 5

Several

Several farms and trees in al-Khamis area

`Abs

Sept. 10

Several

Wadi Sharas Bridge

Sharas

Sept. 13

Several

Destruction of 20,000 hectares of farms with their irrigation systems

Harad

Different dates

Several

200 head of cattle and 2,000 head of sheep and goats

Harad

Different dates

Several

More than 20,000 bee hives

Harad

Different dates

Several

Farms and agricultural land in Wadi Sharas

Sharas

Sept. 23

Several

Wadi Sharas Bridge, second time

Sharas

Sept. 23

Several

Gas station and water pump in al-Ziyh area

Al-Mahabisha

Oct. 14

Several

Agricultural land in Wadi Huqba

Mibyan

Oct. 25

Several

Shafar central market, including hangars, gas station, and workshops

`Abs

Oct. 26

Several

The Agricultural and Irrigation Branch Office

Mistaba

Oct. 26

One

A stable of camels, horses and sheep in al-Jar area

`Abs

Oct. 26

One

 

Ta`iz Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Poultry farm

Al-Rahida

Sept. 4

One

Wadi Risyan bridge

Dimnat Khadir

September

One

Wadi Sannah bridge

Dimnat Khadir

September

Several

Agricultural land and farms all along Wadi Dabab

Al-Wazi`ya

Oct.4

One

Ta`iz-Aden road

Al-Makha

Oct. 7

One

A truck loaded with chickens; death of the driver

Al-Wazi`iya

Oct. 7

Several

A number of farms attacked with phosphorus bombs

Al-Makha’

Oct. 7

One

Al-Makha’ market, the death of six people

Al-Makha’

Oct. 8

One

Farms in different areas

Al-Makha’

Oct. 9

One

Destruction and complete burning of farms in different areas; targeting shepherds in al-Harifiya village

Bab al-Mandab

Oct. 10

One

Al-Makha-Aden road for a second time

Al-Makha’

Oct. 20

Several

A commercial station

Al-Makha’

Oct. 20

Several

Pastures and agricultural terraces in the area of al-Tamar

Dhabab, al-Wazi`iya

Oct. 24

Several

Al-Makha’ coastal road

Al-Makha’

Oct. 25

Several


 

`Amran Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Grain market and 2 well pumps

`Amran

July 6

Several

Gas Station in Wadi Khiywan

Huth

July 8

One

A popular market

Harf Sufyan

July 8

One

A truck loaded with cattle

Harf Sufyan

July 8

One

Al-Qifla-al-‘Isha road

Al-Qifla

Sept. 14

One

A dam in al-Masakin area

Al-Madan

Sept. 14

One

5 bridges on the main road linking Huth District with al-`Isha, al-Qifla, ‘Ahim and Harad

Several Districts

Sept. 15

Several

 

A village market in al-Sukaybat area

Qaflat `Adhar

Sept. 22

One

A village market in al-Sukaybat area

Qaflat `Adhar

Sept. 25

One

A village market in al-Sukaybat area

Qaflat `Adhar

Oct. 4

One

A vegetable market in Jub Qa` al-Bawn

`Amran

Oct. 12

One

 

 

Al-Mahwait Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Al-Qaysh-Wadi Sard bridge, and the death of a shepherd

Al-Rajam

Sept. 14

One

A lorry carrying food supplies

Al-Mahwait

Sept. 14

One

A bridge

Bani Sa`d

Sept. 14

Several

Maqhalah Bridge

Bani ‘Ali

Sept. 15

One

Al-Khazfa Bridge

Bani Sa`d

Sept. 15

One

A farm in Bani al-Shuwayshi area

Bani Sa`d

Sept. 15

Several

Flood tunnel in al-Qita` area

Al-Mahwait

Sept. 15

One

Al-Mahwait-Al-Qanawis Road

Al-Mahwait

Sept. 15

One

A water-retention structure in Rajam area

Al-Rajm

Sept. 16

One

Zahham bridge for the second time

Al-Rajm

Sept. 19

One

Al-Mahwait-Sanaa bridge for the second time

Al-Mahwait

Sept. 20

Several

 

 

Dhamar Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

A flock of sheep

Darwan ’Anas

July 24

One

Grain- and potato- seeds stores owned by The Yemeni Economic Institution for a second time

Jahran

Aug. 1

Several

The headquarters of the Rural Growth Project (formerly Co-operative Rural Development); the furniture, the stores and two cars were completely destroyed

Dhamar

Sept. 15

Several

The extension complex in the city of al-Sharq, including a plant nursery and the employees’ housing.

Al-Sharq mountain

Sept. 9

Several

Several hectares of agricultural land in ‘Amad and Dhi Sahar areas

Dhamar, ‘Ans

During September

Several

A horse and cow farm in Rasaba

Jahran

Oct. 7

Several


 

Ibb Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

The Ibb-Al-Dali‘ road

Al-Siyra

Aug. 7

Several

The Zoo

Ibb

Aug. 22

Several

A flocks of sheep and agricultural crops in Bait al-Shami area

Al-Sada

Sept. 6

Several

Agricultural land

Yarim

Sept. 6

Several

Poultry farm

Yarim

Sept. 7

One

Gas station

Al-Suhul

Sept. 29

One

 


 

Shabwa Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Blowing up the gate of the provincial Agriculture and Irrigation Office, causing damage to all the buildings in the complex, followed by looting of the office furniture and contents

`Ataq

August 15

Car bomb

Looting the contents of complexes and agricultural extension centres in several districts

Several districts

Aug. 20

Looting

The central wholesale vegetable and fruit market

`Ataq

Aug. 22

Several air strikes

Tens of hectares of cultivated fields

Bayhan

August

Several air strikes

 


 

Al-Jawf Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Veterinary drug store

Al-Hazm

Aug. 29

One

A village market

Al-Hazm

Aug. 29

One

A flock of livestock

Al-Marashi

August

One

Gas station

Al-Mutun

Oct. 7

Several



 

Abyan Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

Total and partial destruction of 20 poultry farms

Khanfar, Zinjibar, Ahwar, Loudir

Different dates

Several air-strikes and battles

20,000 head of sheep, 15,000 head of goats, 70 cows and 25 camels were killed or taken

All Districts

Different dates

Looting, battles

Hundreds of hectares of land cultivated with coffee, fruit and vegetables

All Districts

Different dates

Several air-strikes and battles

 


 

Al-Dali` Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

The bridge of Damt city

Al-Dali‘

Sept. 5

Several

 


 

Raima Governorate

Targets and/or Damages

Districts

Dates

Number of Air Strikes

The destruction of the Agriculture and Irrigation Office when the government complex was targeted

Al-Jabiyn

Sept. 29

Several

 

 


 

Date: 2016-02-10


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