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ITALY: On Shores of Lake Garda, Volunteers Harvest Abandoned Trees for Charity

ITALY: On Shores of Lake Garda, Volunteers Harvest Abandoned Trees for Charity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Volunteers in Toscolano Maderno are demonstrating the economic and social value of abandoned olive trees.

Abandoned olive groves in the hills that surround Lake Garda, in northern Italy, are being recovered by a group of volunteers.

Isolated orchards and even scattered trees, many of which are survivors of old olive groves that were destroyed to make way for construction projects, are being harvested by the volunteers.

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Liquidating Our Future Versus Lasting Prosperity

Liquidating Our Future Versus Lasting Prosperity | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Our current economies are running the largest Ponzi scheme ever. We are using the Earth’s future resources to power our current economies. Currently, humanity consumes the planet’s natural resources more quickly than Earth can replenish them. Debt balloons and eventually bursts. Humanity’s ecological debt shows up as carbon in the atmosphere, collapsing fish stocks, shrinking forests, eroding soils, and depleting groundwater.
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Olive Oil Times – News, Reviews and Discussion

Olive Oil Times – News, Reviews and Discussion | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

One might imagine that ef zin, the Greek term for welfare or more colloquially, “the good life”, would be harder to come by lately in Greece, a country whose economic hardships are well-known to the rest of the world. Since the onset of the crisis, Greece’s GDP has decreased by 25 percent. Household spending has fallen by 40 percent.
Many young Greeks are turning to their family olive groves as a means of chasing a better reality. In the 1970s and 1980s, many of these young people flocked to metropolitan centers in pursuit of professional careers.

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Mediterranean drought sends olive oil prices surging

Mediterranean drought sends olive oil prices surging | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

World production is forecast to fall 14 per cent, with Italian output expected to almost halve in the 12 months to September, according to the International Olive Council. Greece is likely to see a 20 per cent fall, Tunisia by 17 per cent, while production in Spain, known in the industry as the Saudi Arabia of olive oil because of the size of its output, predicted to decline 7 per cent.
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Watch: What could stop farmers' haemorrhage in Malta?

Watch: What could stop farmers' haemorrhage in Malta? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

There are two things which he believes could be tackled: creating ways to get products to market in a way which was fairer for farmers who currently get a fraction of what consumers pay, and forming cooperatives to overcome the poor economies of scale that come from having small farms: three-quarters of farmers have less than a hectare.

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Panic over the red devils threatening to strip Tunisia of its grand palm trees

Panic over the red devils threatening to strip Tunisia of its grand palm trees | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

A red palm weevil infestation is decimating trees and posing a threat to the country’s date crop, a mainstay of the fragile economy. It’s an unlikely but very real crisis for a country with a teetering economy: a tiny red devil is invading Tunisia and it could cost hundreds of thousands of people their livelihoods.

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JORDAN: Impact of COVID-19 on the economy: economic sectors, food systems, households.

JORDAN: Impact of COVID-19 on the economy: economic sectors, food systems, households. | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
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Agricultural innovation: Prescription for salvation of developing countries - Daily Sabah

Agricultural innovation: Prescription for salvation of developing countries - Daily Sabah | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

Agriculture and medium-sized industrial production are two key elements of economic development and macroeconomics. Unlike financial economics, every state built on basic income has successfully emerged from scarcity, recession and global economic contractions, and has strengthened its capital assets that constitute the substructure of its heavy industry. In today's fraudulent, disruptive economic game theories time series and even algorithmic operations are not as valuable or qualitative as they used to be.

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Apulian Startup Promotes Secular Olive Trees in Single Doses

Apulian Startup Promotes Secular Olive Trees in Single Doses | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
An Apulian startup, Olivhealth, developed a single-dose package containing extra virgin olive oil from organic secular olive trees for sportspeople, pregnant women, and children.
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Farmers: a dying breed?

Farmers: a dying breed? | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Farming will not survive another 10 years, according to Paul*, a 40-year-old born into a family of farmers.
This gloomy forecast is rooted in several issues – from a lack of appreciation of local produce to competition from abroad.
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Syrian Refugees Contributed over $US 800 Million to Egypt’s Economy Since 2011: UNDP Report

Syrian Refugees Contributed over $US 800 Million to Egypt’s Economy Since 2011: UNDP Report | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The total capital invested by Syrians refugees and their Egyptian partners throughout their working period since 2011 has been estimated at nearly $US 800 million, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

 Syrian refugees are thought to have contributed to Egypt’s economy with more. However, Syrian businesses don’t frequently register under an Egyptian name, or at all.
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