Duhok produces over 34,000 tons of olives annually
DUHOK, September 12 – The Dohuk Governorate annually harvests more than 34,000 tons of olives, with the General Directorate of Agriculture in Dohuk reporting a yearly increase in olive cultivation.
With soil used for olive cultivation spanning over 3,200 acres, most olive cultivation takes place in the Semel and Aqrah districts, thanks to favorable soil and climate conditions.
Ahmed Jameel, General Director of Agriculture in Dohuk, informed 964media that olive production is on the rise, with this year’s harvest surpassing last year’s by over 10,000 tons.
Jameel noted that the Dohuk Governorate houses 857,000 olive trees, with this year’s olive production amounting to 34,795 tons.
Locally produced olives are in high demand in the Dohuk market, with prices for one kilogram ranging from 1,500 to 2,000 Iraqi dinars. Imported olives are also available, priced between 2,000 and 3,000 Iraqi dinars per kilogram for similar grades of produce.