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MALTA: Wake up and smell the tarmac

MALTA: Wake up and smell the tarmac | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

About the struggle in Malta between farmland that is scarce and infrastructure and it's consequences for family farming.

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Greece: Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu

Greece: Forging a Future for Olive Oil Production on Corfu | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Apostolos Porsanidis-Kavvadias is following in the footsteps of his grandfather, returning to Corfu to revitalize the family olive grove and the island’s olive oil sector.

Situated less than 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the northwestern coast of Greece, in the Ionian Sea, the island of Corfu has long been known for its beaches and rich cultural heritage.

And now, an unlikely family of olive oil producers is also seeking to turn the island into a focal point of Greek production.

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MEDITERRANEAN: Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods

MEDITERRANEAN: Modern Olive Growing Starting to Overtake Traditional Methods | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
While the majority of olive oil production still comes from traditional growers in the Mediterranean, newer farms are focusing on more efficient orchards and experiencing a steady growth in production.
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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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