Agriculture in Tunisia

Agriculture in Tunisia Last updated on Monday 26th April 2010

Agriculture is the basis of the economy and employs 23% of the labour force.

The chief crops are cereals, citrus fruit, tomatoes, melons, olives, dates (pictured), and grapes. Olive oil is an important export, though it gets competition from Spanish and Italian olive oil in the European market.

Land use rate
Deforestation: 0.5 % annual
Irrigated: 12.9 % of arable
Forest & woodland: 4.1 % of total
Arable: 18.3 % of total
Other: 77.6 % of total

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