The Central Bureau of Statistics announced on Sunday that the quantities of wheat production for 2017 amounted to two million and 974 thousand tons, indicating that the total cultivated area amounted to four million and 215 thousand and 906 acres.
The Ministry of Planning said in a report that “the quantities of wheat production for 2017 amounted to two million and 974 thousand and 136 tons, compared to the amount of production of 3 million and 52 thousand and 939 tons in 2016.”
The device added that “the average yield of dunums amounted to 705.5 kg per dunum, while the total area cultivated four million and 215 thousand and 906 acres.”
He pointed out that “the quantities of barley production for 2017 amounted to 303 thousand and 114 tons,” followed by “the average yield of 369.5 kg per dunum, while the total area cultivated 820 thousand and 461 acres.”
The Ministry of Agriculture had developed in 2012 a plan for self-sufficiency of local wheat, but the control of the organization calling on some provinces, including Mosul has led to a decline in production significantly.