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Jordan Builds Record Wheat Hoard as Nations Boost Food Security

  • Kingdom now has enough wheat to cover its needs for 17 months
  • Saudi Arabia is investing in agriculture; UAE buys dairy cows
Bin-Busting Harvest In Canada Seen Adding To Global Wheat Supply
Photographer: Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg

Jordan has become the latest Middle Eastern country to strengthen food security as the coronavirus pandemic upends supply chains and causes soft commodity prices to rise.

The kingdom has increased wheat reserves to a record 1.35 million tons, enough to meet its needs for 17 months, and wants to grow them further, according a spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.