Olive presses in Jordan to open Monday

Olive trees cover 72% of the agricultural land in Jordan


AMMAN — Olive oil presses across the Kingdom will open on Monday, commencing the 2020/2021 harvest season, Environment Minister and Acting Minister of Agriculture in the caretaker government Saleh Kharabsheh said on Sunday.

Kharabsheh said that the ministry will check on mill owners to ensure their adherence to all environmental and health procedures, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Olive trees cover 72 per cent of the agricultural land in Jordan, according to the Department of Statistics (DoS). Approximately 10.5 million olive trees are planted over 560,000 dunums, most of which are located in the northern region of the Kingdom. Jordan is also ranked 8th internationally in olive oil production, according to DoS data.

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