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Gaza farms devastated by fighting - Interview with Ciro Fiorillo on BBC Radio 4

Aug 2014

Ciro Fiorillo, Head of FAO's office in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in an interview with Sybil Ruscoe of BBC Radio 4 Farming Today podcast regarding agriculture in Gaza.

The conflict in Gaza has caused serious damage to crops, herds and fishing as well as greenhouses and irrigation systems, severely affecting agriculture-based livelihoods and bringing food production to a halt.

Virtually the entire local population of about 1.8 million is dependent on food aid and significant long-term help would be needed for local farms to recover.