Cyprus


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AGRICULTURE

 

Agriculture is vital for Cypriot economy even if it contributes less and less to the GDP. Agriculture employs 23% of the population and must be modernised, especially in the perspective of the UE's enlargement.
The topographic diversity and the special climatic conditions favour a diversified agriculture.
Actually, the agricultural orientation policy is double :


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

808

Agricultural population

58

Non agricultural population

750

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

160 000

Irrigated surface area

40 000

Number of farms

45 170

Number of tractors

17 150

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Potatoes 148 5 27827
Barley 51 56 921
Grapes 51 11 4723
Oranges 48 3 14414
Tangerines, mandarins, clementines 42 2 23137

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 3060
Pigs 428
Goats 329
Sheep 269
Turkeys 220

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
236 3 913 30

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT