Frost affects crops in the Jordan Valley

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Due to frost forming on crops, farmers urged concerned authorities to take the measures necessary to move and save the season. (Photo: Pixabay)
AMMAN — The frost that has been forming over the past two days is causing significant damage to crops in several areas of the Jordan Valley, prompting farmers to urge concerned authorities to take the measures necessary to move to save the season and help them not to incur more burdensome losses, according to Ammon News. اضافة اعلان

The head of the Jordan Valley Farmers Union, Adnan Khaddam, confirmed that the union received complaints from several farmers stating that their crops were damaged by the frost formation, and that union teams will assess farmers’ losses in all areas of the Jordan Valley.

Khaddam said on Tuesday that Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat reassured him that the ministry will work to determine the farmers’ situation, determine the extent of the damage and losses suffered by farmers and work to compensate them later through the Agricultural Risk Fund.

Khaddam pointed out that frost formation affected crops in the northern, central and southern regions of the Jordan Valley, and that the most damaged, according to farmers, are zucchinis, tomatoes and potatoes.

The Ministry of Agriculture has appealed to the farmers to take preventive measures to reduce the effects of frost on their produce during the current low-temperature days.

Temperatures dropped below zero centigrade in many areas of the Kingdom during the past two days, and the Department of Meteorology forecasts for today a polar front accompanied by cold, clouds and rain in the north and center of the Kingdom, extending to the southern and parts of the eastern regions.

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