Tunis/Tunisia — The grain harvest within the governorate of Zaghouan this yr is anticipated to extend by 42%, or 1 million quintals, in opposition to 703 thousand quintals final season, stated Head of the Directorate of Plant Manufacturing on the Zaghouan Native Authority for Agricultural Improvement (CRDA) Ali Hammami.
He added that the realm dedicated to grain cultivation has reached this season 65,500 hectares, together with 545 ha below irrigation.
The fodder manufacturing is estimated to extend with a harvest that may attain 203 thousand tons in opposition to 120 thousand tons final season, the official specified.
The governorate of Zaghouan counts 12 grain assortment centres with a storage capability of 470 thousand quintals and the area contributes to six% of the amount of grain saved nationally.
Preparations for the harvest season and the storage of cereals was the main target of a working session held Tuesday on the governorate seat within the presence of Zaghouan Governor Salah Mtiraoui and executives and representatives of the agricultural constructions within the area.