10 Maiores produtores de Azeitonas Mundo

10 Largest producers of olives of the World (until 2012)
Olives are one of the most extensively cultivated fruit crops in the world. In 2011 there were about 9.6 million hectares planted with olive trees, which is more than twice the amount of land devoted to apples, bananas or mangoes. Only coconut trees and oil palms command more space. Cultivation area tripled from 2,600,000 to 7,950,000 hectares (6,400,000 to 19,600,000 acres) between 1960 and 1998 and reached a 10 million ha peak in 2008. The ten largest producing countries, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, are all located in the Mediterranean region and produce 95% of the world's olives.
It is also one of the most important trees in the world.

1. Spain
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Olive plantation in Andalucía, Spain

2. Italy

Irrigation of olive trees in Italy
3. Greece
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Olive trees on Thassos

4. Turkey

5. Morocco
Morocco Atlas Mountains bound
Marrakech to the dunes of Erg Chebbi, where cultivation is alternated between Olives, Citrus, Walnuts and vegetables.

6. Syria

Olive Tree Plantations in Syria

7. Tunisia
Olive trees
Olive Tree Plantations in Gabes, Tunisia

8. Egypt

Ancient olive cultivation.

9. Portugal

Cultivation of olive trees in São Miguel do Rio Torto, Abrantes - Portugal

10. Algeria

Young trees that are making the cultivation of olive growing in Algeria.


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Source: wikipedia.org and fao.org


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