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Agriculture Ministry committees to assess frost damage to crops

2. Agriculture
Farmers are hoping for speedy compensation in order to prepare for next season. (Photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — President of the Jordan Valley Farmers Union Adnan Al-Khadam said that the Ministry of Agriculture formed on Sunday a number of committees from the directorates of agriculture which were affected by frost to assess damage to the respective areas and crops, according to Al-Rai.اضافة اعلان

Khadam said that the committees will work over three days to assess the damage and will report its findings to the minister of agriculture, noting that the potato and zucchini produce was most affected by the frost, among other types of crops.

Khadam demanded speedy compensation for farmers to enable them to return to planting the affected areas.

Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat, in addition to teams from the Jordan Farmers Union, the Jordan Valley, and agriculture directorates made a field tour of the affected areas to assess the cost of damaged crops and compensate the farmers through a “risks fund”.

Farmers have been hoping for prompt compensation that would enable them to resume farming and prepare their farmland for the next season.

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