Belarus


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AGRICULTURE

 

Grain and sugar beets crops were excellent in 1997. This sector remains strongly sovietized since part of the crops is bound to be sold to the State. This was still the case in 1999.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

9 852

Agricultural population

1 113

Non agricultural population

8 739

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

8 885 000

Irrigated surface area

131 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

58 800

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Potatoes 8185 461 17737
Sugar beet 3065 97 31596
Barley 1864 608 3067
Wheat 1175 358 3282
Rye 1155 530 2178

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 24600
Cattle 3963
Pigs 3407
Turkeys 500
Horses 181

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
0 0 4 986

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT