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PORTUGAL: Olive production drops 25% this campaign

PORTUGAL: Olive production drops 25% this campaign | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

In global terms, forecasts for Portugal point to a 25% decrease in olive production for olive oil production compared to the previous season, to 734,000 tonnes compared to 979,000 tonnes. a year earlier, according to the Portuguese National Institute of Statistics.

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Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet

Portugal Invests in Exports, Promotes Mediterranean Diet | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Portugal’s Ministry of Agriculture has announced Terra Futura, a wide ranging plan to promote sustainability while boosting the country’s agricultural production and exports.
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Portugal Bans Nocturnal Olive Harvesting Practice for Upcoming Season

Portugal Bans Nocturnal Olive Harvesting Practice for Upcoming Season | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Por­tuguese gov­ern­ment has con­firmed that noc­tur­nal suc­tion olive har­vest­ing will be banned dur­ing the upcom­ing crop year after a national study con­cluded that the prac­tice resulted in sig­nif­i­cant bird mor­tal­ity.
Portugal’s Insti­tute for Nature Con­ser­va­tion and Forests (INCF) have pledged to inten­sify olive farm inspec­tions between Octo­ber 2020 and March 2021 to ensure grow­ers com­ply with the national ban on the use of mechan­i­cal har­vesters at night.

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Portugal: Coronavirus Crisis Hits Small Producers Hardest in Portugal

Portugal: Coronavirus Crisis Hits Small Producers Hardest in Portugal | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Domestic consumption has dried up as restaurants close and hotel rooms sit empty. Exports have also dropped as countries around the world cancel their orders for Portuguese oil.
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Au Portugal, le prix de la viande monte en flèche à cause de la pandémie

Au Portugal, le prix de la viande monte en flèche à cause de la pandémie | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

La difficulté d’importer de la viande d’Espagne et la hausse de la demande ont fait grimper les prix du poulet et du bœuf de 30 % en une semaine, annonce le quotidien portugais Jornal de Notícias.
L’agroalimentaire n’échappe pas aux nombreux secteurs impactés par l’actuelle pandémie de Covid-19. Au Portugal, le Jornal de Notícias annonce à sa une ce matin qu’en une semaine le prix de la viande s’est envolé dans le pays. Jusqu’à 30 % pour le poulet et le bœuf.

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PORTUGAL Projects Record-Setting Exports

PORTUGAL Projects Record-Setting Exports | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A reduced olive yield in Portugal will not hin­der the growth of its olive oil exports, accord­ing to the Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Development.
Lisbon expects exports to reach €600 mil­lion in 2020, up from €518 mil­lion in 2019 and €177 mil­lion in 2008, accord­ing to TrendEconomy, an inter­na­tional trade database.
Minister of Agriculture Maria do Céu Antunes said the trend demon­strates the growth of a ​“dynamic” sec­tor show­ing ​“great vitality.”

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Portugal: Algarve dams only have enough water to last until the end of this year

Portugal: Algarve dams only have enough water to last until the end of this year | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Algarve’s dams only have enough water available to last until the end of the year, if there is no significant rainfall over the next few months, the Permanent Drought Monitoring Commission revealed in its most recent report.
According to the group, “it can be said that, at the end of June 2020, the situation in terms of availability of surface water in the water sources of the Algarve Multi-municipal Water Supply and Sanitation System (SMAASA), associated with management measures and strategies implemented, allow only to ensure the estimated consumption for the rest of the calendar year of 2020.

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Portugal: Pandemic benefits Algarve citrus 

Portugal: Pandemic benefits Algarve citrus  | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The Covid-19 pandemic has benefited the Algarve citrus industry with an increase in demand and prices.
José Oliveira, president of AlgarOrange, which brings together nine companies and associations of citrus growers from all over the Algarve, told Lusa that this is one of the sectors that “has suffered least from the pandemic” and that the summer varieties of orange are being sold “at practically twice” the price of the previous year.
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Producers forced to “throw away” millions of flowers and plants - The Portugal News

Producers forced to “throw away” millions of flowers and plants - The Portugal News | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Portuguese producers of flowers and plants warned on 27 March that they are "throwing away tons of plants" due to the "almost total stagnation of sales" caused by the pandemic of the covid-19.
"We estimate that 2.5 million plants and flowers are going to waste because sales have been stagnant. Orders have been cancelled for more than 15 days, and the tons we had produced are to be thrown away," lamented Victor Araújo, president of the Portuguese Association of Natural Plant and Flower Producers (APPPFN), to Lusa.
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Portugal May Be the Third-largest Olive Oil Producer by 2030

Portugal May Be the Third-largest Olive Oil Producer by 2030 | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Portuguese olive groves have under­gone a pro­found trans­for­ma­tion from a tra­di­tional and non-com­pet­i­tive to a modern and effi­cient. With the expected growth over the next ten years, Portugal will be the largest ref­er­ence in modern and effi­cient olive grow­ing in the world, and pos­si­bly the sev­enth-largest in sur­face area, and the third-largest in world olive oil pro­duc­tion,” the authors of the study wrote.

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