Jordan builds 1st national seeds bank to protect food security

Country: Jordan
Jordan builds 1st national seeds bank to protect food security
03 January 2024

Jordanian Agriculture Minister Khaled Huneifat said on Tuesday that work was underway for building the country's first national seeds bank, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

Work on the seeds bank is 30 percent complete, and it is expected to be built in 2024, said the minister, adding that the project is in line with efforts to safeguard national food security.

The bank would serve as a research and conservation facility for the seeds of local natural plants, with a focus on genetic resources for food and agriculture, Jordan's Hashemite University, which jointly launched the bank with the ministry, said on its official website.

Jordan started building the seeds bank in its capital, Amman, in 2022.

Please find the original version of the article below: 

The information shared by the Islamic Organization for Food Security (“IOFS”) on (the “Site”) serves solely for general informational purposes. As a non-profit international organization, IOFS provides this information in good faith, with no intention to commercialize, profit, or exploit any content. Commercial use, including reselling, charging for access, redistribution, or creating derivative works, such as unofficial translations based on these documents, is strictly prohibited. All posts, publications, texts, and any other information on the Site, owned by authors and references, are appropriately linked.

IOFS disclaims any liability for loss or damage of any kind resulting from the use of the Site. Your understanding and compliance with these terms contribute to maintaining the informative and non-commercial nature of our platform.