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Tunisia has world’s largest area of organic groves

Tunisia ranks first in terms of area dedicated to olive groves in a list of 30 organic olive producing countries, according to the report “The World of Organic Agriculture: Statistics & Emerging Trends 2019” February 13, 2019, by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).

The area devoted to organic olive groves in Tunisia stands at 255 thousand hectares (ha), against 235 thousand ha in Italy, which ranks second and 195 thousand ha in Spain, which comes third.

According to the same report, Tunisia also ranks at the top of the African ranking in terms of acreage devoted to organic farming with 376 thousand ha, followed by Tanzania (278 thousand ha) and Uganda (262 thousand ha).

On a global scale, Tunisia is 24th out of 181 countries in terms of biological areas, up 23 spots. Australia leads the world, followed by Argentina (2nd) and China (3rd).

It should be noted that the report refers to the statistics for the year 2017.


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