Extreme weather blamed for plunge in country’s olive harvest – the worst in 25 years

Extreme weather events have been the “main driver” of an olive harvest collapse that will leave Italy dependent on imports from April, a leading climate scientist has warned.

A 57% plunge in the country’s olive harvest – the worst in 25 years – sparked protests by thousands of Italian farmers wearing gilet arancioni – orange vests – in Rome earlier this month.

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