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MALTA : Supermarket chains urged to work with farmers for better food security

MALTA : Supermarket chains urged to work with farmers for better food security | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

An agricultural lobby group has urged supermarket chains to collaborate more closely with farmers to help the country achieve better food security.
The appeal was made by Malcolm Borg, coordinator of the farmers’ association Għaqda Bdiewa Attivi, in reaction to the news that the country could have faced a serious food shortage in April had the port of Genoa shut down after workers threatened to strike.

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Lockdown Extension Adds to Setbacks for Italian Producers

Lockdown Extension Adds to Setbacks for Italian Producers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it
The extension, in an area that was mostly spared by the virus outbreak that ran wild in northern Italy, has prompted local institutions to call on the central government to let their region set its own course of economic recovery.
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Italy: Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers

Italy: Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

The many chal­lenges olive oil pro­duc­ers are cur­rently fac­ing in South­ern Italy have reached a new high: offi­cial data show a rel­e­vant slow­down in olive oil export from the Puglia region in the first three months of the year. Although they do not come as a sur­prise given the con­di­tions of the inter­na­tional mar­ket in the COVID-19 era, the new fig­ures alarm grow­ers.

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Spain: Producers in Spain Prepare for New Reality as Crisis Grinds On

Spain: Producers in Spain Prepare for New Reality as Crisis Grinds On | CIHEAM Press Review | Scoop.it

With 184,948 coro­n­avirus cases and 19,315 deaths as of today, Spain is one of the worst-hit coun­tries by the pan­demic, only after the US and Italy in terms of the total num­ber of casu­al­ties. Since March 14, the Euro­pean coun­try has been under a state of alarm that has imposed a severe lock­down which will last until at least the 26th of April.
Spain’s excep­tional mea­sures mir­ror those imple­mented in other coun­tries around the globe. Most shops have been closed for over a month, as well as bars, restau­rants, schools and uni­ver­si­ties.

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