Morocco’s citrus fruit production expected to rise
Morocco’s citrus fruit production for the 2004-2005 season is expected to hit 1,286,000 tons compared to 1,137,000 in 2003-2004, say a 13% increase, the citrus fruit producers association (ASPAM) has announced.
According to ASPAM, 2004-05 production is still tributary of weather conditions for the weeks to come, deeming that milder temperatures and early rainfalls can improve the produce caliber.
Some 521,000 tons of citrus fruits are due to be exported, versus 437,000 tons in 2003-04, say a 19% rise, MAP reported. (menareport.com)
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