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Jordan needs food security strategy that ‘meets emergencies’

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AMMAN — Jordan needs a food security strategy that will meet the Kingdom’s needs during emergencies and cultivates wheat and barley, Secretary-General of Jordan Farmers Union Mahmoud Al-Oran said, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

Furthermore, the General Association for Foodstuff Merchants is calling for the establishment of a food security council.

Oran urged the country to make the optimal use of the arable land in the Jordan Valley, using land owned by the state for agriculture, and trading potash and phosphorus exports for agricultural imports. He also highlighted the difficulty of securing goods, foodstuffs, and feed.

Vice President of the General Association for Foodstuffs Merchants Khaldoun Al-Aqaad said that the Ministry of Agriculture is moving in the right direction, but that further action is required to ensure the supply of affordable food, namely the establishment of a food security council.


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