Job Offers

Specials more

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Jordan: Rising temperatures boost agricultural production but increase water use

The rising temperatures have prompted mostly positive reactions from Jordanian farmers, who expect increased agricultural production, though the uptick in water use poses a concern. According to Adnan Khaddam, head of the Jordan Valley Farmers Union, there is no agricultural loss due to high temperatures in the valley. However, he did not dismiss the possibility of the weather’s negative impacts during the summer.

Founder of the Sustainable Agriculture Association, Waleed Al Qeshawi, said that the rise in temperatures greatly affects crops and the flowering process. According to the Ministry of Water, Jordan’s agriculture sector consumes 50 percent of the available water resources in Jordan. However, this figure only represents 60 percent of the needs of the sector. Qeshawi also touched on agricultural overproduction during the season: “For example, we have a surplus of potatoes in the markets due to the weather, which causes losses for farmers.”


Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.