Analysis of Agricultural Policies Affecting Medjool Date Palm Cultivation in Jordan

Ebraheem Suliman Altahat

Abstract


The objective of this study was analyzing the agricultural policies which affecting Medjool date palm cultivation in Middle Ghors region, Jordan. In this study, Primary data were collected by personal interviews to farmers in the target area while secondary data were collected from different governmental offices. According to the Policy Analysis Matrix (PAM) approach, results showed that the Domestic Resource Cost Ratio (DRC) was less than one 0.27, which means that there was a comparative advantage in producing Medjool date palms. The measures of economic protection showed that there was a subsidy for agricultural producer in the Middle Ghors region because of the domestic resource price of this crop was less than the world price. Therefore, encouraging planting Medjool date palm will enhance the economic efficiency of agricultural resources in the Middle Ghors region in Jordan.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v7n4p129

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