King briefed on government’s agricultural plan

[17-01-2022 10:05 AM]

Ammon News - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday was briefed on the government’s National Plan for Sustainable Agriculture (2022-2025), during a meeting at Al Husseiniya Palace.

During the meeting, attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II, King Abdullah stressed the need for the plan to lead to creating job opportunities to alleviate poverty and unemployment.

His Majesty called for incorporating agri-tech tools to increase production while conserving water resources.

To implement the agricultural plan, the King highlighted the need for cooperation among various institutions, as well as enhancing partnership between the public and the private sectors.

Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh and Agriculture Minister Khaled Hneifat highlighted the plan’s details, noting that it comes after consulting all stakeholders.

Hneifat said the government, in devising the plan, has taken into account the challenges related to climate change, rain scarcity, the impact of regional developments on exports, and the need to secure funds for capital projects.

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