Rosy future for French fruit farmers?
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CTA. 2002. Rosy future for French fruit farmers?. Agritrade, June 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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The Commission has approved a French national...
The Commission has approved a French national scheme to provide Euro 74.5 million in aid over a four year period for uprooting old trees and replanting fruit orchards with new varieties. Farmers will be given: Euro 5,335 for every hectare grubbed Euro 8,384 per hectare of apple trees replanted Euro 6,097 per hectare of peach/nectarines trees replanted Comment: In South Africa, changing consumer tastes for apples saw a major crisis in the deciduous fruit industry which now faces major problems of restructuring. French farmers facing similar problems can now receive extensive assistance to facilitate restructuring in line with consumer preferences. This will give French farmers a competitive edge over deciduous fruit producers in South Africa.