FAO/GIEWS - Foodcrops & Shortages 04/02 - TUNISIA (18 April)

TUNISIA (18 April)

With the exception of some parts in the north and south east, the country continues to be affected by below-normal rainfall. Harvesting of the 2001/02 wheat and barley crops is due to start from June. Production is anticipated to be close to the low outputs of the past five years.

Wheat imports in marketing year 2002/03 (July/June) are expected to be about 1.2 million tonnes, similar to 2001/02.