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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Malta: Farmers complain Central Link project turned fields into arid land

Malta: Farmers complain Central Link project turned fields into arid land | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Tonnes of soil excavated for the Central Link project have been dumped into adjacent fields rendering them uncultivable while fertile land disturbed by heavy vehicles has not been reinstated, farmers are complaining. 
An estimated 49,000 square metres of land, mostly agricultural, had to be sacrificed to make way for the new thoroughfare.

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Abandoned Farm Auctions Attract a New Generation of Italian Farmers

Abandoned Farm Auctions Attract a New Generation of Italian Farmers | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Italy’s Bank of the Lands and Ismea, the Insti­tute of Ser­vices for the Agri­cul­tural Food Mar­ket, have raised much more atten­tion than they expected from young farm­ers seek­ing lands and busi­nesses to cul­ti­vate.
Ismea, the insti­tu­tion behind the ini­tia­tive, noted that in the last few months, 1,709 of what are called ​“new gen­er­a­tion farm­ers” have applied to buy farm­ing lots, groves and fields placed on the mar­ket by the bank.

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Greece: Europe Approves €1B Aid to Greek Farmers, Other Businesses as Agricultural Sector Reels

Greece: Europe Approves €1B Aid to Greek Farmers, Other Businesses as Agricultural Sector Reels | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Cre­tan farm­ers said super­mar­kets cur­rently absorbs 30 per­cent of their pro­duc­tion of fruits and veg­eta­bles with the rest being unsold since many eater­ies and other food ser­vices are closed, while their coun­ter­parts in the Ilia region of the Pelo­pon­nese have already dis­carded part of their fresh crop of straw­ber­ries and zuc­chi­nis due to lim­ited demand.

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A Lebanese farmer’s tale: Amid coronavirus, struggles to import supplies, prices rise

A Lebanese farmer’s tale: Amid coronavirus, struggles to import supplies, prices rise | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

The Lebanese agriculture and food production industry has come under multiple threats, and the coronavirus-spurred economic contraction has exacerbated the hit already laid upon the sector by the ongoing currency crisis. Experts warn that compounding issues in the country could lead to production decreases and further price increases in the coming months.
Food prices in the country are already on the rise as inflation has begun to soar and the local currency has lost half its value against the dollar.

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MENA: Food loss and waste in the time of COVID-19: farmers, intermediaries and consumers as key decision makers

MENA: Food loss and waste in the time of COVID-19: farmers, intermediaries and consumers as key decision makers | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

IFPRI, 13/05 - Food losses and waste (FLW) have been a challenge in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region since long before the COVID-19, but this calamity, that rapidly became an economic crisis, is bringing disruptions to food systems that may manifest in greater levels of FLW. Containment and prevention measures are affecting the complex web of interactions along value chains, involving producers and input/service providers, intermediaries, and consumers.

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