King visits farm project in Shouneh, calls for shifting to value-added agricultural products

Jordan

Published: 2020-05-10 16:50

Last Updated: 2020-05-10 18:19


King visits farm project in Shouneh, calls for shifting to value-added agricultural products
King visits farm project in Shouneh, calls for shifting to value-added agricultural products

His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday stressed the importance of helping Jordanian farmers shift from traditional farming to value-added agricultural products and to target export markets.

During a visit to a farm project with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah commended entrepreneurial agricultural projects and their capacity to generate jobs, noting the importance of maintaining public safety procedures.

The Jannat Adan farms in Southern Shouneh, which extend over 900 dunums, provide 100 permanent job opportunities and 200 seasonal ones.

The farms, equipped with an advanced irrigation system, include 7,500 palm trees and 37,000 grapevines, with 75 percent of their yield exported.

During a tour of the farms’ facilities, His Majesty was shown the advanced technology used in agriculture there, as well as the farms’ packaging center.

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