AGRICULTURE: 3.3 MILLION DATE PALMS IN TUNISIA
AGRICULTURE: 3.3 MILLION DATE PALMS IN TUNISIA(ANSAmed) - TUNIS, AUGUST 20 - There are around 3.3 million date palms in Tunisia, totalling a production of 120,000 tonnes.
These data have been released by the Arab organisation for agricultural development (OADA), which has its headquarters in Khartoum.
Egypt is the Mediterranean country with the most palm trees: 12.1 million and a production of 1.32 million tonnes in 2008, followed by Algeria (11.9 million palms producing 552,000 tonnes of dates in 2008). Morocco has produced just 72,000 tonnes despite its 4.39 million palm trees. (ANSAmed)