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3rd Jordan int’l date festival gives awards, cash prizes to local date farms

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AMMAN — Integrated Agricultural Projects’ Karameh Jordan Valley farm won the prize for best date farm in Jordan at the third edition of the Jordan International Date Palm Festival, according to a press statement issued by the festival.اضافة اعلان

The firm was announced alongside seven others who were awarded prizes in various fields such as “best palm tree research”, “best packaging”, and “best innovation”, among others. Alongside the award, winners would also receive a cash prize. Forty date farmers and producers were in the running for awards.
The competition aims to increase positive competition between local date farms and foster creativity and export.

The company on Saturday released a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that its farm, Karameh Jordan Valley, specializes in Majhool dates.

Emad Manasra, the company’s head, said that the firm’s goal is to enhance date planning in Jordan and share its experience in the field.
Furthermore, Manasra said, dates play an important part in Jordan’s food security and economy, as Jordan produces roughly 15 percent of the world’s Majhool dates in the Jordan Valley.

The festival was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture Khalid Al-Hneifat and was attended by, among others, UAE Ambassador to Jordan Ahmed Ali Mohamed Alblooshi.

The festival featured 58 pavilions representing 7 countries from around the world.

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