In the Jordan Valley vegetable prices have increased by 20-70% after heavy rain and cold weather according to the Jordan Exporters and Producers Association for Fruit and Vegetables.
Increased demand for popular vegetables such as tomato, cucumber, zucchini and cauliflower during the shortage have caused prices to increase on the local market, the association’s president, Saadi Abu Hammad, said.
But the increase in prices is “only temporary”, according to Abu Hammad, who noted that as the weather warms up and rain stops in the Jordan Valley, higher quantities of produce will be available on the market.
The price of tomatoes increased by 70 per cent, cucumber by 20 per cent, while zucchini and cauliflower prices increased by 30 per cent, according to Abu Hammad.
“There is a 60 per cent shortage in the supply of vegetables to the local market,” Abu Hammad told The Jordan Times.