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A large number of agricultural areas were monitored in order to assess the status of fruit and vegetable cultivation at the household level and not just in A specialized areas. In fact, the areas for fruit and vegetable production intended to supply local markets and export have almost completed disappeared, apart from negligible scattered pockets of lands. Most production is presently for self-consumption only.

Results for all the nucleus fruit nurseries and private nurseries indicated that the fruit sector collapsed during the last five years. The number and quality of fruit trees available from and marketed by fruit nurseries at the private level have decreased. Nevertheless, the nurseries remain the only reliable source for the collection of fruit tree materials.

The survey also provided the following main findings:

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