High fodder prices threaten livelihoods in Jordan

Here’s an article published in the Middle East Online:

High fodder prices, drought and government policies have caused a sharp drop in livestock numbers in Jordan in the past year, affecting livelihoods and meat prices, agriculture experts say.


“Many livestock breeders slaughtered their animals after the government’s decision last year to slash fodder subsidies to livestock breeders,” Ahmad al-Faour, president of the Jordan Farmers’ Union (JFU), told IRIN.


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