64% decline in olives production in Latakia, Syria

latakiaLattakia – Director of Agriculture Directorate in the coastal province of Lattakia, Munzir Kheir Beik, estimated the olive production expected for the current season at 63,000 tons, compared to 173,000 tons last season.
He attributed the decline in production to the rains and high humidity that prevailed in the period of efflorescence.
Kheir Beik pointed out that the area of land planted with olive trees is 49,848 hectares, while 178,072 olive plants were produced this season, with an increase of 2000 plants according to the plant production plan.

© SANA (Syria Arab News Agency) 2013

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