至少从19世纪中叶开始,马铃薯便开始在突尼斯得到种植,实际种植时间可能还要追溯到更久之前。有人认为,早在17世纪马铃薯就从西西里岛被引入突尼斯。

直到最近,马铃薯生产仅限于地中海沿岸的一些地区,大多来自外籍人士的消费需求主要通过进口来满足。

在1956年独立后,作物的受欢迎程度大大增加,政府鼓励扩大马铃薯生产,以减少从法国和意大利进口的马铃薯。

目前,超过2.5万公顷(相当于突尼斯耕地总面积的17%)的土地用于马铃薯种植。该作物是突尼斯仅次于西红柿的第二大作物。
农业数据 突尼斯
Potato Production in 2017 :420000.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2017 :164129.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :25590.00haFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Production in 2016 :440000.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2016 :177205.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :24830.00haOfficial data
Potato Production in 2015 :400000.00tonnesOfficial data
消费数据 突尼斯
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:30.27kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:0.00kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:30.09kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:0.00kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:31.57kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:0.00kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:30.48kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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