Tunisia raises purchase price of wheat and barley from local farmers

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Tunisia will raise the purchase price of wheat and barley from local farmers to encourage production and achieve food security, the agriculture ministry said on Wednesday.

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The price for durum will increase to $43.59 (130 dinars) per 100 kg from $29.29 (87 dinars), soft wheat will fetch $33.66 (100 dinars) per quintal from $22.56 (67 dinars), and barley will be at $26.93 (80 dinars) per quintal.

Tunisia, which is suffering a deep financial crisis, was badly affected by the rise in wheat prices due to the repercussions of the war in Ukraine.

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