Jordan


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AGRICULTURE

 

Jordan is totally dependent on climatic conditions. That is why, Jordan is essentially an importer of foodstuffs. The arable lands which are located in the Jordan valley, do not exceed 2% of the surface of the country. Grain farming is little developed and the number of fruit trees reached almost 2 millions, among which 40% for citrus fruits.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

5 614

Agricultural population

567

Non agricultural population

5 047

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

1 004 000

Irrigated surface area

75 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

5 770

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Tomatoes 599 11 53295
Potatoes 172 5 35486
Cucumbers and gherkins 166 2 104541
Olives 113 65 1752
Aubergines 99 3 33772

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 25000
Sheep 1890
Goats 516
Rabbits and hares 70
Cattle 68

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
0 160 911

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT