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Olive farmers and abandoned land

Small farms are a cornerstone in European agriculture and rural areas. They are vital in creating rural employment and territorial integrity, providing fresh and local foods and ecosystem services, and also help mitigate agricultural emissions (1). However, throughout the last decades, the number of small farms has decreased steadily. This is also true for olive …

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The EU’s new Common Agricultural Policy: What does it means for Sicilian olive growers?

Environment, climate, targeted supports, and flexibility. The new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of the European Union (EU) was adopted last year and will come into force in 2023. As small olive oil producers, our suppliers also receive agricultural subsidies from the EU and we ask ourselves: What will change? And how will this change affect …

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