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Western Sahara

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  • Last modified
  • 09 February 2017
  • Western Sahara
  • General data
  • Region: West Africa
  • Climates: Dry

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List of Species

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The table lists the species recorded in the Compendium for this region (from the full species datasheets). It includes species that are invasive in this region, those for which there is no data on invasive status, and also species that are not invasive in the region but are reported as invasive elsewhere. This summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the distribution record. For further information, please follow the link to the datasheet.

DomainKingdomPhylumSpeciesDistributionOriginInvasiveReferences
EukaryotaFungiAscomycotaBlumeria graminis (powdery mildew of grasses and cereals) Present Amano, 1986.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaCarcinus maenas (European shore crab) Widespread Native NoCarlton and Cohen, 2003.
EukaryotaMetazoaArthropodaPalaemon elegans (rock shrimp) Present Native NoDore and Frimodt, 1987.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataAmmotragus lervia (aoudad) Present Native NoAulagnier and Thévenot, 1997.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataAquila chrysaetos (Golden eagle) Present Native BirdLife International, 2015.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataCamelus dromedarius (dromedary camel) Widespread Native
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataColumba livia (pigeons) Present Native ISSG, 2011.
EukaryotaMetazoaChordataTilapia zillii (redbelly tilapia) Present Native NoPhilippart and Ruwet, 1982; Froese and Pauly, 2004.
EukaryotaPlantaeChlorophytaUlva reticulata (ribbon sea lettuce) Present NoMsuya et al., 2006.
EukaryotaPlantaeRhodophytaHypnea musciformis Present Native John et al., 2004.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaArundo donax (giant reed) Present Introduced Clayton et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaBalanites aegyptiaca (simple-thorned torchwood) Present Native Govaerts, 2016.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCalotropis procera (apple of sodom) Present
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass) Present Native Clayton et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaCyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge) Present Native Govaerts, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaDichrostachys cinerea (sickle bush) Present Native
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaEchinochloa colona (junglerice) Present Clayton et al., 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaMelia azedarach (Chinaberry) Present Introduced
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaProsopis juliflora (mesquite) Present Introduced Habit et al., 1990.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaRicinus communis (castor bean) Present Introduced Govaerts, 2014.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTamarix aphylla (athel) Present Native
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaTypha domingensis (southern cattail) Present Native Conservatoire and South, 2008.
EukaryotaPlantaeSpermatophytaZiziphus mauritiana (jujube) Present Introduced CABI, 2005.

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List of Animal Diseases

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The table lists the animal diseases recorded in the Compendium for this region (from the full disease datasheets). For further information, please follow the link to the datasheet.

DiseaseDistributionOriginInvasiveReferences
foot-and-mouth disease in ruminants Present Kitching, 1998.

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Agricultural Production

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2011-2007 | 2006-2002
crop20112010200920082007
Barley Area Harvested 3379 Im 3500 F 3572 Im 3000 P 2600 F
Barley Production Quantity 1924 Im 2000 F 1701 Im 1366 Im 2000 F
Barley Yield 5693.99 Fc 5714.29 Fc 4762.04 Fc 4553.33 Fc 7692.31 Fc
Cereals (Rice Milled Eqv + (Total) Area Harvested 3379 A 3500 A 3572 A 3000 A 2600 A
Cereals (Rice Milled Eqv + (Total) Production Quantity 1924 A 2000 A 1701 A 1366 A 2000 A
Cereals (Rice Milled Eqv + (Total) Yield 5693.99 Fc 5714.29 Fc 4762.04 Fc 4553.33 Fc 7692.31 Fc
Cereals,Total + (Total) Area Harvested 3379 A 3500 A 3572 A 3000 A 2600 A
Cereals,Total + (Total) Production Quantity 1924 A 2000 A 1701 A 1366 A 2000 A
Cereals,Total + (Total) Yield 5693.99 Fc 5714.29 Fc 4762.04 Fc 4553.33 Fc 7692.31 Fc
Coarse Grain, Total + (Total) Area Harvested 3379 A 3500 A 3572 A 3000 A 2600 A
Coarse Grain, Total + (Total) Production Quantity 1924 A 2000 A 1701 A 1366 A 2000 A
Coarse Grain, Total + (Total) Yield 5693.99 Fc 5714.29 Fc 4762.04 Fc 4553.33 Fc 7692.31 Fc
Agricultural Production: MT
* = Unofficial figure | A = Aggregate, may include official, semi-official or estimated data | F = FAO estimate | Fc = Calculated data | Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology | M = Data not available | P = Provisional official data

2011-2007 | 2006-2002
crop20062005200420032002
Barley Area Harvested 2500 F 3000 P 2500 F 2809 Im 2600 F
Barley Production Quantity 1565 Im 1417 Im 1900 F 3146 Im 2605 Im
Barley Yield 6260 Fc 4723.33 Fc 7600 Fc 11199.7 Fc 10019.2 Fc
Cereals (Rice Milled Eqv + (Total) Area Harvested 2500 A 3000 A 2500 A 2809 A 2600 A
Cereals (Rice Milled Eqv + (Total) Production Quantity 1565 A 1417 A 1900 A 3146 A 2605 A
Cereals (Rice Milled Eqv + (Total) Yield 6260 Fc 4723.33 Fc 7600 Fc 11199.7 Fc 10019.2 Fc
Cereals,Total + (Total) Area Harvested 2500 A 3000 A 2500 A 2809 A 2600 A
Cereals,Total + (Total) Production Quantity 1565 A 1417 A 1900 A 3146 A 2605 A
Cereals,Total + (Total) Yield 6260 Fc 4723.33 Fc 7600 Fc 11199.7 Fc 10019.2 Fc
Coarse Grain, Total + (Total) Area Harvested 2500 A 3000 A 2500 A 2809 A 2600 A
Coarse Grain, Total + (Total) Production Quantity 1565 A 1417 A 1900 A 3146 A 2605 A
Coarse Grain, Total + (Total) Yield 6260 Fc 4723.33 Fc 7600 Fc 11199.7 Fc 10019.2 Fc
Agricultural Production: MT
* = Unofficial figure | A = Aggregate, may include official, semi-official or estimated data | F = FAO estimate | Fc = Calculated data | Im = FAO data based on imputation methodology | M = Data not available | P = Provisional official data

Land Usage

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2011-2007 | 2006-2002
land use20112010200920082007
Agricultural area Area 5004 Fm 5004 Fm 5004 Fm 5004 Fm 5004 Fm
Arable land Area 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm
Arable land and Permanent crops Area 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm
Country area Area 26600 I 26600 I 26600 I 26600 I 26600 I
Forest area Area 707 Fm 707 E 707 Fm 707 Fm 707 Fm
Land area Area 26600 I 26600 I 26600 I 26600 I 26600 I
Other land Area 20889 Fm 20889 Fm 20889 Fm 20889 Fm 20889 Fm
Permanent meadows and pastures Area 5000 Fm 5000 Fm 5000 Fm 5000 Fm 5000 Fm
Land Usage: (1000 Ha)
E = Expert sources from FAO (including other divisions) | Fm = Manual Estimation | I = Country data reported by International Organizations where the country is a member (Semi-official) - WTO, EU, UNSD, etc. | Q = Official data reported on FAO Questionnaires from countries | W = Data reported on country official publications or web sites (Official) or trade country files

2011-2007 | 2006-2002
land use20062005200420032002
Agricultural area Area 5004 Fm 5004 Fm 5004 Fm 5004 Fm 5004 Fm
Arable land Area 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm
Arable land and Permanent crops Area 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm 4 Fm
Country area Area 26600 I 26600 I 26600 W 26600 Q 26600 Q
Forest area Area 707 Fm 707 E 707 Fm 707 Fm 707 Fm
Land area Area 26600 I 26600 I 26600 W 26600 Q 26600 Q
Other land Area 20889 Fm 20889 Fm 20889 Fm 20889 Fm 20889 Fm
Permanent meadows and pastures Area 5000 Fm 5000 Fm 5000 Fm 5000 F 5000 F
Land Usage: (1000 Ha)
E = Expert sources from FAO (including other divisions) | Fm = Manual Estimation | I = Country data reported by International Organizations where the country is a member (Semi-official) - WTO, EU, UNSD, etc. | Q = Official data reported on FAO Questionnaires from countries | W = Data reported on country official publications or web sites (Official) or trade country files