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‘Local production of olives expected to rise this season’

By JT - Oct 10,2015 - Last updated at Oct 10,2015

AMMAN — Jordan’s production of olives is expected to increase this season to between 220,000 and 230,000 tonnes, at a rate estimated at 25 to 30 per cent compared to last year, Jordan Olive Products Exporters Association (JOPEA) Chairman Fayyad Zyoud said on Saturday.

He said a media campaign will be launched soon to encourage the public to buy olive oil from trusted sources, according to a JOPEA statement.

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