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The Commission for Controlling
the Desert Locust in the Central Region
The Commission for Controlling
the Desert Locust in the Central Region

Desert Locust situation update

Jordan Jordan
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Jordan is located in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, it has a strategic location at the head of the Gulf of Aqaba and as the Arab country that shares the longest border with Israel and the occupied West Bank. Jordan is bounded on the north by Syria, Israel and the West Bank on the west; on the east by Iraq and by Saudi Arabia on the south and southeast. Jordan has a total area of 92,300 km2.

Jordan mostly desert plateau in east, highland area in west; Great Rift Valley separates East and West Banks of the Jordan River. The lowest point in Jordan is the Dead Sea -408 m and the highest point is Jabal Ram 1,734 m.

The climate in Jordan is mostly arid desert; rainy season in west (November to April).

Jordan is a small Arab country with inadequate supplies of water and other natural resources such as oil. It imported most of its oil from Iraq, but the US-led war in Iraq in 2003 made Jordan more dependent on oil from other Gulf nations. Agricultural products are wheat, barley, citrus, vegetables, olives, goat and poultry.

Jordan does not harbour Desert Locust breeding areas; the Plant Protection Department of the Ministry of Agriculture based in Amman is responsible for Desert Locust control in case of an emergency situation.

Recent News

Jordan: Sighted locusts eliminated, no invasion expected - ministry

Jordan: Sighted locusts eliminated, no invasion expected - ministry

"17 Mar 2013"
Fedaa Rawabdeh, director of the ministry’s plant protection department, said a small number of locusts appeared on Saturday in the Adasiyeh area in Southern Shuneh, in the capital’ .... Details
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Contact Person: Fida'a Rawabdeh
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