King says national sustainable agriculture plan should bolster food security

His Majesty King Abdullah follows up on progress in implementing the national plan for sustainable agriculture (2022-2025), and stresses, at a meeting attended by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, the need for the plan’s projects to boost food security in the Kingdom. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday followed up on progress in implementing the national plan for sustainable agriculture (2022-2025), according to a Royal Court statement.اضافة اعلان

During a meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace attended by HRH  Crown Prince Hussein, King Abdullah said projects under the national plan must contribute to enhancing food security in Jordan.

His Majesty called for removing all obstacles that may hinder the implementation of plan’s projects, especially those related to marketing agricultural exports, highlighting the important role of the higher council for food security in supporting the sector.

Speaking at the meeting, attended by Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, Agriculture Minister Khaled Hneifat said the Kingdom is 60 percent self-sufficient by covering its food needs through local agricultural produce.

The minister also outlined the plan’s progress this year, noting that the ministry has completed 27 projects out of 31 in 2022, while work is underway to complete the remaining four projects.

A key outcome of the plan in 2022 was financing investment projects worth JD58.9 million, he said, adding that the plan seeks to provide 13,090 permanent job opportunities for Jordanians, in addition to training opportunities.

The minister said projects listed in the plan are worth JD389 million, to be implemented over four years, in partnership with the private sector and the Agricultural Credit Corporation, including JD170 million from the state budget.

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