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UJ President Says Current Global Food Crisis...
  • 23 - May
  • 2023

UJ President Says Current Global Food Crisis a ‘Wake-up Call’

The world needs sustainable agriculture that is capable of providing over 70 per cent of the quantity currently needed, University of Jordan (UJ) President Nathir Obeidat said on Tuesday.

During the inauguration of the UJ Agriculture Faculty’s scientific day on the occasion of its golden jubilee, Obeidat said that the current global food crisis is a "wake-up call", especially since the world will be home to nine billion people in less than 30 years, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

President of the National Diabetes Centre Kamel Ajlouni warned of the increasing obesity rates in Jordan, and pointed out that Jordan was among the 10 most obese countries in the world.

Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture Safwan Shiyab said that diseases have spread as a result of the absence of a sustainable food culture, which requires enhanced investment in providing food and improving its quality.


Jordan Times: May 24, 2023