Ammon news – Agriculture Minister Khaled Hneifat on Monday inaugurated the National Olive Day 2021, which falls on November 1 of each year, held in Zay district, central Balqa governorate.
During the ceremony, attended by stakeholders from the sector and the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Jordan, Nabil Assaf, Hneifat said that this event supports the values ââof community cooperation and solidarity to participate in the olive harvest throughout the country, especially students.
Emphasizing the government’s support for this sector, considered to be the “key” national culture, he said the ministry had subsidized exports of JD 1 million to reduce the surplus and sign the necessary agreements to sell the installed petroleum products to employees. government, Hneifat said.
Noting future plans to support olive growers, Hneifat said current efforts are aimed at continuing to open up new foreign markets for olive products and supporting the role of the private sector in this regard, adding that all oil imports d olives are hung to protect local products.
This year’s olive festival will be held over an area of ââ11,000 square meters for a period of 10 days and is expected to host 25% of the local olive oil product, in addition to marketing rural products from the region. food and craft industry, according to Hneifat. .