Sheep, hatching egg exports increased 30% in 2022 — minister

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AMMAN — The Kingdom's exports of live sheep and hatching eggs increased last year by about 30 percent each, while fruit and vegetable exports remained stable, Minister of Agriculture Khaled Al-Huneifat said.اضافة اعلان

Sheep exports rose in 2022 to 570,000 head compared to 430,000 head in 2021, while 121 million hatching eggs were exported last year, compared to 90 million the year before. Meanwhile, 460,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables were exported in 2022, similar to produce exports in the past three years, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The ministry is working to increase agricultural exports via contracts with farmers through an agricultural marketing company, to enter new markets with non-traditional items, Huneifat said. He called on farmers to maintain contact with the company's management, which is currently working to identify competitive products with export potential in foreign markets.

Last year, through the national plan for sustainable agriculture, the ministry oversaw production in the southern Jordan Valley to address shortages and identify export crops, he said, stressing the readiness of agricultural extension plans within a production strategy to enhance food security and raise agricultural exports.

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