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livestock industry, metric tons, cereal grains, camels, grapes

Annual agricultural yields in Tunisia fluctuate because of the frequency of drought and the lack of extensive water resources for irrigation. The leading crops in the fertile plains of the north include cereal grains such as wheat and barley (1,095,000 metric tons in 2001); vegetables and melons (2.2 million metric tons); and fruits, most importantly grapes, dates from Saharan oases, and oranges from the Cape Bon Peninsula (929,505 metric tons). About half the productive land is used for grazing, and, because of drought, the livestock industry is also subject to fluctuations. In 2001 the country’s livestock included 6.6 million sheep, 1.5 million goats, 795,000 cattle, 231,000 camels, 56,200 horses, and 46 million poultry.



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livestock industry, metric tons, cereal grains, camels, grapes, oranges, goats, barley, grazing, irrigation, Tunisia, wheat, fruits, sheep, vegetables, horses, cattle, dates, north

 
 

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