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Committee to conclude frost damage assessment on crops — Hneifat

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The frost wave that hit several areas of the Jordan Valley last month caused significant damage to several crops. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Hneifat said that the committees formed to determine the damages caused by the recent frost wave have nearly concluded the task, and will submit their reports to the ministry by end of February, adding that affected farmers will be compensated, according to Al-Rai News. اضافة اعلان

The frost wave that hit several areas of the Jordan Valley last month caused significant damage to several crops including potato, zucchini, tomato, and eggplant crops.

The low temperatures also contributed to the deceleration of agricultural crop growth.

The agriculture ministry formed committees to assess damages incurred by the farmers through surveying damaged crops and affected agricultural areas. Compensation would be determined according to specific criteria, including types of crops and the size of affected areas.

The ministry did not stipulate compensation eligibility based on the premise that the committees were to survey all affected agricultural areas, giving the farmers the option to apply for compensation in cooperation with the relevant agriculture directorate.

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