The conflict maps shows the density of security incidents observed between October 2015 and April, 2016 (with over 8,000 events recorded). The number of incidents brie y dropped in February 2016, before rising again in March and April. Most of the incidents were observed in Homs, Hama, Idleb and Aleppo; Rural Damascus (just outside Damascus); and the southern Governorates of Dara, Quneitra and As-Sweida. Incidents were also observed in the urban areas of Ar-Raqqa, Deir-ez-Zour and Al-Hasakeh.
The conflict density map is overlaid with cropland areas, where also most of the built-up urban and rural centres can be found. While most of the incidents occurred in and around built-up areas there is a devastating effect to be surmised on agriculture, as farmers often lack access to their fields, are unable to buy inputs and/or move their products to functioning markets.
The areas of the largest price changes mirror the conflict data well in many places with sub-districts in Homs, Hama, Idleb, Al-Hasakeh, As-Sweida, Aleppo, Dar'a and Rural Damascus being the most affected by price changes.