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The Political Economy of Olive Oil

  • Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture #1 15 Umar Ibn al-Khattab Street Amman Jordan (map)

Part of the staple diet in Jordan, olive oil is a key component to many traditional dishes. Brittany Cook, a PhD candidate in Geography at the University of Kentucky, joined Sijal for a lecture on the political economy of olive oil production and its ramifications in Jordan.