Storms devastate Greece’s famous apple crop, threatening livelihoods

Zagorá (Greece) (AFP) – Apple farmers in the Greek region of Zagora, which produces some of Greece’s finest apples, are reeling from the effects of devastating storms that have battered the Mediterranean country. “We have reduced production because of the weather,” says Greek apple farmer Stefanos Varoutas, “we will not even harvest half of the apples.” Villagers say up to 80 percent of the local road network has been destroyed by storms Daniel and Elias, meaning farmers in the village are struggling to reach their fields to harvest the fruit, threatening their livelihoods.


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