‘Olive tree leprosy’ devastating Italy’s olive oil production

Italian farmers are going through wreck as a plague of “olive tree leprosy” devastates orchards across southern Europe.

The Xylella germs has hit especially really hard in the country’s Puglia area together its southeastern coast. That along with hail and drought has led to 25 % drop off in the country’s olive oil manufacturing, in accordance to the Guardian.

Italy controls roughly 15 per cent of the total earth market in olive oil, most of which ends up in the United States, France, Germany and Japan. Rates for Italian olive oil have been up sharply as a outcome of the offer disruption.

The country’s farm foyer, Confagricoltura, states the problem has been more secure among the olive groves in central Italy.

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