Minister attends Jordan’s first saffron harvest

(Photo: Petra)
(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Minister of Agriculture Khalid Hunifat said on Saturday that the ministry is interested in supporting agricultural projects that benefit the economy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

He added that the Ministry of Agriculture is working on launching projects in all governorates in the Kingdom to benefit farmers in terms of profit and employment.

While supervising the first saffron harvest in Jordan, the minister noted that the Agricultural Credit Corporation will grant interest-free soft loans of JD20,000 for agricultural projects.

A single dunum can produce one kilogram of saffron, which amounts to JD10,000.

This project — the first of its kind in the region — started in 2017.

The minister urged framers to use conventional agriculture.

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