Tunisian 2019/20 citrus production down 17%

Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Samir Taieb Thursday told reporters that a the national citrus production for 2019-2020 stood at around 366,000 tons against 440,000 tons during the 2018-2019 season. This is a drop of about 17%. The rise in temperatures during the growing period, is what caused this dip.

Nearly 10,000 hectares of state-owned farming land will be used to set up cooperative farming units in several inland governorates, namely Siliana, Kairouan, Sidi Bouzid, Zaghouan, El Kef, Béja, Kasserine and Kébili, the minister added.

Source: tap.info.tn


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