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Name: Law No. 13 of 2015 concerning Agriculture Law.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Agriculture workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2015-04-16
Entry into force:
ISN: JOR-2015-L-102861
Bibliography: Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in Arabic Prime Ministry, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Jordan PDF in Arabic PDF in Arabic (consulted on 2016-10-25)
Abstract/Citation: This Law consisting of 73 articles divided in XIV Sections aims at reorganizing agriculture sector in the Kingdom of Jordan. The Ministry of Agriculture shall regulate, organize and develop the agriculture field in order to: increase the production of food and foodstuffs; use of natural and agricultural resources without damaging the environment; create of suitable conditions for investing in agricultural sectors and rural development; increase the production capacity; increase farmerís incomes and improve their lifestyle; protect animals; improve the use of irrigation waters; face animal and plant diseases and epidemics; carry out scientific research and desertification control; and encourage agricultural cooperative work and agricultural cooperative associations. Public health measures and sanitary plant measures are discussed in articles 5-8. The Ministry of Agriculture shall: issue importation and exportation licences for agricultural products; in cooperation with other authorities, contribute in defining the National Standardization and Metrology standards for agricultural products; issue the directives required to organize plant production in a manner that secures efficiency of production and conservation of the agricultural resources and the environment. The Law establishes that licences are required for: establishing olive presses; producing, propagating, trading in seeds, fertilizers, plant growth regulators, the veterinary medicines, bio-veterinary preparations or animal growth regulators; producing or preparing pesticides; investing private forests through pruning or replacement of forest trees with fruit trees; grazing in the governmental forests; processing, investing or transport forest materials; cutting forest trees or bushes or wild plants; processing coal from governmental or private forests; establishing farms or hatcheries; producing or preparing materials of raw feed of animal origin, manufactured feed or feed additives; operating in slaughterhouses of poultry and livestock; fishing for commercial purposes; hunting wild birds or wild animals.
The Law also regulates: fishing, wildlife protection, hunting season, protected species, management of waste materials (i.e. plastic or containers of insecticide or seeds that have been used for agricultural purposes); inspections.
The XIV Sections are entitled as follows: Definitions; Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; Plant Production; Seeds; Fertilizers and Plant Growth Regulators; Pesticides; Control of Plant Pests and Plant Quarantine; Forests and Ranges; Animal Production; Animal Health and Veterinary Quarantine; Slaughter of Poultry and Livestock; Fishing; Bees; Protection of Wild Birds and Wild Animals; and General Provisions.

This Law Repeals Law No. 20 of 1973 concerning Agriculture.
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