Jordan is not facing serious food availability problems — FAO

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AMMAN — Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO) Representative in Amman Nabil Assaf said on Monday that Jordan did not face serious problems related to the availability of food during the pandemic, according to local news outlets.اضافة اعلان

At the launch of the National Food Security Strategy 2021–2030 and its implementation plan, Assaf also said that Jordan imports about $4 billion worth of food and agricultural products annually.

He pointed out that “significant challenges could affect the country’s food security, including the legislative framework, and the need to improve water use, dependence on imported food and the social and the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

“The UN adopted, in 2015, 17 sustainable development goals to be achieved by 2030,” said Assaf, adding that the Global Food Crises Report 2020 showed that 135 million people in 55 countries and regions suffer from food insecurity and need food assistance to improve their livelihoods.

Assaf pointed out that FAO’s State of Food and Agriculture 2021 indicated that about 811 million people faced hunger in 2020, an increase of 161 million people over 2019.

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