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ITALY: Apulian Producers Call for More Government Support for Olive Oil Sector

ITALY: Apulian Producers Call for More Government Support for Olive Oil Sector | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Olive oil pro­duc­tion in Puglia has grown by 21 per­cent over the past decade despite a seem­ingly end­less bar­rage of chal­lenges.
Still, farm­ers in the south­west­ern Italian region, which accounts for more than half of Italy’s over­all pro­duc­tion, believe they would have fared much bet­ter if local and national author­i­ties had imple­mented a wide and thought­ful strate­gic vision for the devel­op­ment of the sec­tor.

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Italy: Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk

Italy: Xylella Outbreak in Apulian Buffer Zone Puts Millenary Trees at Risk | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

One of the most rel­e­vant olive oil pro­duc­ing areas in the south­ern Italian region of Puglia is once again under the attack from Xylella fas­tidiosa.
A new out­break of the deadly plant pathogen has been dis­cov­ered by the Italian author­i­ties in sev­eral olive trees close to Monopoli, in what is con­sid­ered the epi­demic buffer zone, a crit­i­cal mon­i­tor­ing area located between the infected and the safe zones.

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