40,000 tonnes of olives expected to be harvested in Ajloun

Olive oil
Olives being prepared for pressing in an undated photo. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — This season, the Ajloun governorate is expecting to harvest 40,000 tonnes of olives that will produce 39,000 tonnes of oil, Ajloun Agriculture Director Hussein Al-Khaldi was quoted as saying by Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

Olive trees in the governorate are abundant; some 86,000 dunums are cultivated with these trees, said Khaldi.

Director-General of the National Agricultural Research Center Nizar Hadad said that the center seeks to strengthen the comparative advantage of olive trees in the economic value chain, as well as of olive oil and olive-related products, and to promote the fruit in agro-ecotourism.

Preparations are under way for the 22nd National Olive Festival and for the exhibition of rural women products, which will begin on November 24.

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