Italy battles 'olive tree leprosy'

Jul 31, 2019, 01.30 PM (IST)
Italian agronomist are battling a bacterium that has ravaged the economy and countryside since 2013. To survive, local olive oil producers are forced to import their olives from other so-far unaffected Italian regions, or even abroad. There is no cure for the insect-borne disease, but the discovery of resistant olive varieties has offered a glimmer of hope Watch this video to know more.