With benefits such as year-round favourable weather in the Jordan Valley, Jordan is self-sufficient in a wide variety of agricultural products and is a net exporter of many fruits and vegetables, making agriculture a substantial contributor to national trade. The kingdom is, however, one of the driest countries in the world and suffers from dwindling renewable freshwater resources. In recent years a number of initiatives have been implemented to improve the availability of such resources. These…
Agriculture & Water
From The Report: Jordan 2013
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European countries pose a promising market for farmers, as the Jordanian climate is ideal for cultivation of out-of-season produce. The government has made resource conservation a priority and major projects are under way to improve network reliability. A number of initiatives have been implemented recently to increase the reliability of water sources, including a project to pump water from a southern aquifer to Amman.