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DoS data show Jordan’s self-sufficiency in some basic food items

By JT - Oct 15,2014 - Last updated at Oct 15,2014

AMMAN — The average Jordanian derived 87 per cent of his/her daily calorie intake from plant produce in 2013, according to preliminary data prepared by the Department of Statistics (DoS).

According to DoS, Jordan has achieved self-sufficiency in some basic food items despite the presence of a food gap in others.

Tomatoes topped the self-sufficiency table of food items, followed by olive oil and olives.

At the other end of the table, wheat scored the lowest rate of self-sufficiency, followed by barley.

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