Olive groves: ``The life and identity of the Mediterranean''

  title={Olive groves: ``The life and identity of the Mediterranean''},
  author={Angeliki Loumou and Christina Giourga},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
Olive tree cultivation in theMediterranean goes back to ancient times. Evensince the Roman Age, olive cultivation spreadto the entire Mediterranean basin. Thislongevous tree integrates and identifieseconomically, socially, and culturally theinhabitants of this basin and determines itsrural landscape. For the residents of theMediterranean, olive oil constituted the mainsource of nutritional fats, their most valuableexport product, and was identified with theirculture. Even now, olive cultivation… Expand

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