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Water Scarcity Threatens Jordan's Ability to Grow Crops

Water Scarcity Threatens Jordan's Ability to Grow Crops

02 April 2014
USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

JORDAN - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is among the driest places on earth. Water scarcity is a real threat to the country’s ability to grow crops. As a result, Jordan’s domestic production of cereals is negligible.

Jordan’s total wheat imports for MY 2014/2015 are forecast to reach 915,000 MT, none of which is expected to be imported from the US.

The major wheat suppliers are Black Sea sources.

For the same period, Jordan's barley imports are expected to reach 750,000 MT, corn imports 530,000 MT with a very low US market share due to rising market prices, and rice imports at 185,000 MT of which a percentage is US origin.

Further Reading

You can view the USDA GAIN: Jordan Grain and Feed Annual 2014 report by clicking here.

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