Tunisia: citrus production down 17%

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    Citrus production for 2019-2020 stood at around 366, 000 tons against 440,000 tons during the 2018-2019 season, that is a 17% fall, Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Samir Taieb Thursday told a press conference.

    This is due to the rise in temperatures during the growth of fruits which caused their drop.

    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 said in another vein.

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