Mauritania dating

He estimates Mauritania’s annual production of dates at 60,000 tonnes, to which is added a small amount of imports – 1,000 tonnes from Algeria and 500 tonnes from Tunisia.

Around 60 percent of dates are eaten between June and August, during the Guetna (the Arabic name for the season when dates are harvested).


In terms of marketing, PDDO has helped to set up a group in Adrar to work together to make transporting dates to the capital, Nouakchott, more profitable, Moustapha told IPS.The rest is dried for consumption throughout the year.


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