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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Update MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Officials in Iran say that wheat crops in some areas are up 30 percent. Production is expected to total about 14 MMT in 2019, which will enable the country to remain self-sufficient into 2020. As recently as 2014, it had to import up to 35 percent of its wheat consumption. The government has purchased about 1.2 MMT from farmers so far in the crop year. Iran says that some of the wheat crop improvement is attributable to use of the Participatory Varietal Selection system that matches seed stock with growing condition. Iraq reports harvesting about 500,000 MT of wheat in the first three weeks of the 2019 harvest against a target of 5 MMT. Meanwhile, news reports there say that local ISIS m...

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