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Egypt: Oh so sweet prickly pears!

Egypt: Oh so sweet prickly pears! | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
Prickly pears are summertime staple for many in Egypt. But what’s the origin of these thorn-covered fruits that quench the thirst of summer vacationers? Come with us to a prickly pear farm in Beheira as we follow their journey from the fields to a wooden cart in Alexandria that customers crowd in the midday sun until well after midnight. Oh so sweet, prickly pears!
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Agro Katina

Agro Katina | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The Agro Katina research project is investigating the local vegetable and fruit supply chain and the agricultural sector in Malta. This research is being conducted in the context of the Supply Cha!nge project, which strives to find solutions to the growing challenge of reducing environmental impacts and improving working conditions along the supply chain of supermarkets. The project was co-financed by the EU and the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs, and Civil Liberties.

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13% of fruit and veg had excessive pesticides

13% of fruit and veg had excessive pesticides | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
More than a tenth of fruit and vegetables tested at the farmers’ market in Ta’ Qali last year contained excessive chemical pesticides, prompting action by the authorities.
A spokesman for the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority told this newspaper that 133 samples were taken fro
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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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Agriculture in Malta

Agriculture in Malta | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

As part of the Citizen’s Cap Project, we are releasing a series of infographics on different aspects of agriculture in Malta. This infographic gives a general overview of what agriculture currently looks like locally. If you want to know more, check out our AgroKatina Report.

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