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Detail

Area
France
Commodity Group
Oilseeds, oils and meals
Commodity
Olive oil
Date
01/03/2015
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Sector support
Description
Offered financial assistance and other support measures to olive oil producers affected by pest outbreaks and bad weather.
Notes
In France, where production dropped by 60 percent last year as a result of a pest outbreak and bad weather, olive oil producers will benefit from financial assistance and other measures. Reportedly, the government will offer the following support measures to olive producers: social payment exemptions; interest payment deferrals; tax reimbursements; and facilitated access to loans. Furthermore, assistance will be provided to a national producer federation for technical activities to prevent, control and eradicate the concerned pest.