Gafsa: olive production set to exceed 80 thousand tonnes
10/10/2019 21:21, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – Olive production in Gafsa governorate is estimated this season at about 80 thousand 543 tonnes, the equivalent of 20 thousand tonnes of oil, according to the Gafsa Regional Agricultural Development Commission (CRDA).

"The olive harvesting season will start on November 15 in Gafsa governorate," Abdessatar Ghobtan, head of the Gafsa CRDA, told TAP.

He added that olive-growing areas in the region exceed 68 thousand hectares, of which 48 thousand hectares are dedicated to dry crops and 17 thousand hectares to irrigated crops.

The governorate of Gafsa has more than 8.5 million olive trees, according to the same source.

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