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World News: Jordan
10 March 2014
Middle East drought a threat to global food prices

The Middle East's driest winter in several decades could pose a threat to global food prices, with local crops depleted and farmers' livelihoods blighted, UN experts and climatologists say. Varying...


19 October 2012
Jordan aims to attract Brazilian agricultural investment

King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh, demonstrated an interest in developing partnerships with Brazil for projects in the Dead Sea and Red Sea, in add...


28 September 2012
Jordan: Boosting agricultural earnings

The agricultural sector is becoming more modernised and export-oriented, with an emphasis placed on increasing output and quality, as well as nurturing niche areas. Despite a number of challenges, par...


13 September 2012
Palestinian farmers wither in tough climate

Once a mainstay of the local economy, Palestinian agriculture in the rocky West Bank is in decline as farmers struggle to protect their livelihoods and their lands. Deprived of water and cut off fr...


18 June 2012
Spoiled poultry allegations spurious

JORDAN - Minister of Agriculture Ahmad Khattab denied that the ministry allowed the entry of spoiled poultry into the Kingdom. According to Mena FN.com, during a press conference, Mr Khattab dismis...


8 June 2012
Companies still running despite cancelled contracts

Several agricultural companies in the south of the Kingdom are still operational and pumping underground water although their contracts with the government expired last year, a former water official s...


19 September 2011
Jordan bought 200k tons of wheat

Jordan bought 100,000 metric tons of wheat bran and an equal amount of barley from various origins, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said.


13 January 2011
Farmers blame guest workers for rising prices

Agriculture sector stakeholders on Wednesday argued that guest labourers in the Kingdom are a major reason behind the rising prices of fruit and vegetables.


5 December 2010
Cabinet discusses ways to improve people's living conditions

The Cabinet discussed on Saturday several issues related to improving Jordanians living standards and ways to enhance the level of services through boosting the performance of the economy and developi...