Tunisia has a stock of grain (hard and soft wheat) that amounts to two months supply, said CEO of the Grain Board (OC) Omar Chouchane.
Domestic consumption National consumption is estimated at 21 million quintals and Tunisia imports essentially soft wheat.
The country, however, relies on its domestic production with regard to hard wheat.
Mr. Chouchane, who was speaking at a scientific conference on “grain sector: development and prospects” held Tuesday in Tunis, said the OC had collected last season (summer 2011) nearly 10 million quintals.
The grain board predicts “an increase in the quantities to be harvested next season (summer 2012), seeing the good indicators of the next growing season,” he said.