Tunisia expects grain harvest to reach 2.1mn tonnes

Tunisia expects its grain harvest to jump to 2.1 million tonnes this year, up from about 1.4 million tonnes in 2018, the agriculture ministry said on Friday.

The crop will include 1.1 million tonnes of durum wheat, 118,000 tonnes of soft wheat and 700,000 tonnes of barley.

Tunisia devotes most of its fertile irrigated farmland to durum wheat, and imports mainly soft wheat and barley.

Regarding the quality of harvested cereals, it is described as good with the progress of harvesting and collection in several regions, the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry said.

Farming represents about 13pc of the country’s gross domestic product.


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