Farmers Union urges cultivating strategic crops in light of global crisis

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A Jordanian farmer cultivates wheat. (File photo/Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN  — In light of the global crisis, Head of the Farmers Union Mahmoud Al-Ouran called on the Social Security Investment fund to cultivate strategic crops such as wheat and barley, according to Jo24. اضافة اعلان

Ouran told Jo24 that a plan and a decision about cultivating strategic crops were expected to be drawn up to achieve food security and self-sufficiency in the Kingdom. He said the move was prompted by India’s cessation of its wheat exports, and the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war, which led many countries to stop exporting their produce. 

He added that the weather in Jordan is currently considered hazardous for the agriculture sector, indicating that the current season has been very rough and directly affected the crops and will later affect the produce that goes to the central market.

Ouran also pointed out that the sector will suffer water shortage due to the decline in rainfall in parts of the Kingdom, contending that the dust storms which recently hit the country have a direct negative impact on livestock by transmitting diseases and creating an environment for spiders on plants. 

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