Italy's lemon growers face economic squeeze

Economic crisis saps traditional lemon business in country's Amalfi coastline.

Last Modified: 22 May 2013 20:12
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For centuries the Amalfi coastline in the south-west of Italy has been famous for its delicious lemons which are grown in small family-run farms, but traditional businesses like this are being squeezed by the economic crisis.

A report presented to Italy's parliament reveals just how much the country has been affected by the economic slowdown.

Small businesses are also reeling from foreign competition and globalisation, and are now looking for ways to control high production cost and protect their profit.

Al Jazeera's Claudio Lavanga reports from Amalfi.


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