Serbia


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AGRICULTURE

 

The North of Serbia is mostly flat and good for mechanized farming and particularly vegetable production. The Center and South of Serbia are hilly and mountainous, good for fruit production and livestock breeding. 55% of the surface area of Serbia (about 4,867,000 hectares) is arable and about 30% is covered with forest.


Agricultural population (in thousands)

Total population

10 519

Agricultural population

1 768

Non agricultural population

8 752

Source : 2004, FAOSTAT


Land use

Cultivated surface area

5 595 000

Irrigated surface area

32 000

Number of farms

n.c.

Number of tractors

324 038

Source : 2003, FAOSTAT


Production indicators

Main crops

Product Production (in thousands) Harvested surface (1000 ha) Yield by hectare (kg/ha)
Maize 7095 1220 5815
Sugar beet 3101 64 48210
Wheat 2010 564 3563
Potatoes 1102 95 11561
Soybeans 368 131 2811

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT

Livestock


Specie Headcount (in thousands)
Chickens 15683
Pigs 3224
Sheep 1866
Cattle 1213
Geese and guinea fowls 1000

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT


Fishing (in metric tons)



Shellfish, mollusks and cephalopods Saltwater fish Freshwater fish
n.c. n.c. n.c.

Source : 2005, FAOSTAT