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A deputy describes the decision to import sheep from Georgia as hasty

Amman Today

publish date 2021-12-09 21:49:18

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The head of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Water and Badia, MP Muhammad Al-Alaqmeh, described the decision to import sheep from Georgia as hasty, due to the lack of market study and the lack of sufficient information for the livestock sector in the Kingdom, in addition to the lack of a livestock census by the Ministry of Agriculture.

He added, in a televised interview this evening, Thursday, that importing sheep from Georgia encountered a great deal of controversy between supporters and opponents of it, indicating that this import would harm small livestock breeders, wondering at the same time about the role of the Ministry of Agriculture to work out a plan to establish such farms located in Georgia in the Kingdom. To ensure that meat is available in the market at an acceptable price.

Al-Alaqmeh pointed to the high prices of fodder in the local market for small farmers and livestock breeders, calling for the necessity of compensating these traders and supporting them by the government.

For his part, Engineer Muhammad Al-Hiyari, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Agriculture, stressed that the Kingdom’s annual consumption of municipal meat does not exceed 20%, and that the Kingdom annually imports more than a million and a half heads of sheep from different countries of the world.

He pointed out that the Kingdom annually exports about half a million heads of local sheep to the Gulf market.

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