July 24, 2020

The uphill struggle on the terraces of Amalfi’s lemon growers

Amalfi (Italy) (AFP) – Squeezed by foreign competition and a lack of local labour, Italy’s Amalfi lemon growers persevere in their gruelling work on the steep terraces rising from the Mediterranean.”My father always tells me that we might not have blood in our veins but lemon juice,” laughs sixth-generation lemon farmer Salvatore Aceto, 56.”It could be true,” he smiles, from beneath the rim of his straw hat.Salvatore and his brother Marco farm the land that their great-great-grandfather started to acquire in 1825 following in the footsteps of his own father.The farm has faced three “unpreceden…

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