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Hajj Tawfiq welcomes setting up a council for food security

Jordan Daily – The Foodstuff Traders Association’s (FTA), welcomed the government’s intention to set up higher council for food security to contribute to sustaining a strategic reserve of basic commodities and foodstuff.

Head of the FTA, Khalil Hajj Tawfiq, said that the council is one of the outcomes of the food security strategy in the Kingdom, adding that this body will activate the partnership between the public and private sectors.

The Kingdom imports food at estimated annual value of $4 billion, part of which is raw materials, while the other part is products ready for consumption.

The foodstuff sector constitutes 30 per cent of the size of the commercial sector, with more than 50,000 big and small facilities across the Kingdom, employing some 250,000 workers.

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