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Tunisia: fall in citrus production

Tunisia’s citrus production in the 2015/2016 season is estimated at 380,000 tons, against 430,000 tons the previous season, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries said in a statement issued Monday November 16, 2015.

About 50% of production in the current season is made up of large sized fruits compared with 30% the previous season.

Citrus fruits are grown on an area of 27,000 hectares, including 17,000 hectares of productive plants, 7,000 hectares of old trees and 3,000 hectares of seedlings.

Cap Bon ranks first with 75% of areas dedicated to citrus in the country, followed by the governorate of Ben Arous (5%) and Bizerte, Kairouan and Jendouba with 4% each.

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