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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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Italy: Sales Slump, Drought, Hit Already Struggling Sicilian Farmers

Italy: Sales Slump, Drought, Hit Already Struggling Sicilian Farmers | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Olive Oil Times, 11/05 - After seven weeks of a lock­down, things aren’t get­ting any eas­ier for Sicil­ian farm­ers. Now they face two new adver­saries: a sales slump and a drought. Olive oil sales, in gen­eral, have been robust dur­ing the COVID-19 lock­down, but this has not ben­e­fited pro­duc­ers of Sicil­ian extra vir­gin olive oil. Con­sumers are leav­ing their prod­ucts on the shelves in favour of cheaper blends made from imported oils, mostly from Spain and Tunisia...

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Transporters Warn of Effects of COVID-19 Measures on Food Supply

Transporters Warn of Effects of COVID-19 Measures on Food Supply | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Olive Oil Times, 02/04 - The COVID-19 con­tain­ment mea­sures cou­pled with uncer­tain­ties among the trans­porters have been slow­ing down inter­na­tional trade and food sup­plies in Italy.
Olive oil bot­tlers are strug­gling to ensure that imports will be reach­ing their fac­to­ries in the com­ing weeks to meet the demand.
Many Euro­pean logis­tics work­ers expressed fears that com­ing to Italy could put them in quar­an­tine upon return­ing to their own coun­tries. New safety mea­sures and addi­tional doc­u­men­ta­tion requests have been tak­ing their toll on olive oil and other cru­cial food imports.

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