Disappointing weather in Palestine hurts wheat crop in Gaza

Published May 30, 2023

Tridge summary

Changing weather patterns and disappointing rainfall in Gaza mean Palestinian farmer Itaf Qudeih has managed to harvest just a quarter of the wheat she previously grew on her land. "The wheat was taller and the grain was bigger, now it's very weak. The end of winter has influenced the harvest and the quantity of the product," said Qudeih, 60, as he joined co-workers to harvest in their fields in south of Gaza. “This land used to produce a ton of grain, now it is producing a quarter of a ton because of the weaker rains,” he added.

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Mohammad Odah of the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture said the annual wheat harvest was down 1,000 tonnes from last year because of late winter and unreliable rains. Last year, production was 5,000 tons. Typically, the local wheat crop accounts for 2% of consumption in the enclave, whose 2.3 ...
Source: Agrolink
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