Jordan’s agriculture sector faces climate challenges – Auran

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AMMAN — The General Director of the Jordanian Farmers Union Mahmoud Al-Auran, has stated that climate change has had a detrimental impact on the agricultural sector in Jordan. He emphasized the necessity of formulating plans and strategies to mitigate the adverse effects, whether they stem from climate variations or geopolitical conditions.اضافة اعلان

In a recent interview, he suggested that a reevaluation of the regulations governing the agricultural sector is imperative to align with both climate fluctuations and political changes, Khaberni reported. Auran underscored that the union's objectives extend beyond financial compensation within the Agricultural Risk Fund; they also aim to promote scientific research for the development of plant varieties adaptable to these changes, whether temperatures are on the rise or decline.

Additionally, he called for a reduction in the costs of water and energy for the agricultural sector and advocated for direct support to farmers, mirroring the support provided to public transportation.

Concerning the soaring prices of production inputs, he noted that some have exploited political circumstances, such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, to justify price hikes. He urged the establishment of price boundaries for production inputs in Jordan.

Finally, he questioned the existing restrictions on Egyptian labor in Jordan while highlighting their absence in Syria.

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