IN PHOTOS: Why Italian farms are freezing fruit trees to protect from frost

IN PHOTOS: Why Italian farms are freezing fruit trees to protect from frost

Fruit growers in northern Italy have turned their fields into a winter wonderland, in a surprising strategy to save the young harvest from the sudden April frost.

Can the olive harvest still go ahead under Italy’s coronavirus restrictions?

Can the olive harvest still go ahead under Italy’s coronavirus restrictions?

‘Truly inexplicable’: Why did four million bees die overnight in northern Italy?

‘Truly inexplicable’: Why did four million bees die overnight in northern Italy?

Italy flies in foreign workers to help pick its crops

Italy flies in foreign workers to help pick its crops

Why the coronavirus is hurting Italian farmers

Why the coronavirus is hurting Italian farmers

IN PHOTOS: Northern Italy’s mimosa harvest comes early

IN PHOTOS: Northern Italy’s mimosa harvest comes early

Italian wine production drops sharply after year of extreme weather

Italian wine production drops sharply after year of extreme weather

‘They destroy everything’: Italian farmers protest rising number of wild boars

‘They destroy everything’: Italian farmers protest rising number of wild boars

Climate crisis: Italian beekeepers suffer ‘worst honey harvest ever’

Climate crisis: Italian beekeepers suffer ‘worst honey harvest ever’

FOCUS: The perennial problem of Italy’s agro-mafia

FOCUS: The perennial problem of Italy’s agro-mafia

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

Hot weather brings plagues of insects to Sardinia and northern Italy

Hot weather brings plagues of insects to Sardinia and northern Italy

IN PICTURES: Quake-hit Italian village bursts into colour in annual ‘blooming’

IN PICTURES: Quake-hit Italian village bursts into colour in annual ‘blooming’

Italy won’t ratify EU-Canada trade deal: agriculture minister

Italy won’t ratify EU-Canada trade deal: agriculture minister

Mafia makes billions from Italian agriculture: farmers’ association

Mafia makes billions from Italian agriculture: farmers’ association

Italian police arrest two over claims they paid farm workers according to skin colour

Italian police arrest two over claims they paid farm workers according to skin colour

How farmers in Italy’s quake-hit region have fought to save their harvests

How farmers in Italy’s quake-hit region have fought to save their harvests

Italy’s farmers turn cowpats into crockery at ‘Shit Museum’

Italy’s farmers turn cowpats into crockery at ‘Shit Museum’

Life on a Tuscan olive oil farm: ‘After a couple of years, my parents realized I wasn’t coming back’

Life on a Tuscan olive oil farm: ‘After a couple of years, my parents realized I wasn’t coming back’

The student who lifted the lid on modern slavery in Italy

The student who lifted the lid on modern slavery in Italy

The farmers, their little pigs and the wolves: an Italy quake survival tale

The farmers, their little pigs and the wolves: an Italy quake survival tale

Italy’s quake-hit region fears tourism collapse

Italy’s quake-hit region fears tourism collapse

Italy’s PM vows to rebuild devastated quake region

Italy’s PM vows to rebuild devastated quake region

Italy cracks down on exploitation of foreign farm workers

Italy cracks down on exploitation of foreign farm workers

The Italian farmers cultivating an ancient Jewish tradition

The Italian farmers cultivating an ancient Jewish tradition

Italy’s farm worker abuse ‘like the mafia’

Italy’s farm worker abuse ‘like the mafia’

Russian sanctions: Kremlin hits Italian beef

Russian sanctions: Kremlin hits Italian beef

IN PICTURES: The Amalfi Coast lemon growers facing an uphill struggle to survive

IN PICTURES: The Amalfi Coast lemon growers facing an uphill struggle to survive

Kiwigate: Police uncover massive Italian fruit fraud

Kiwigate: Police uncover massive Italian fruit fraud

Accusations of cruelty at Italian farms that supply Parma ham pigs

Accusations of cruelty at Italian farms that supply Parma ham pigs

White truffle prices reach an all-time high in Italy

White truffle prices reach an all-time high in Italy

Italy’s rice producers threatened by foreign imports

Italy’s rice producers threatened by foreign imports

Rome hosts UN meeting on malnutrition

Rome hosts UN meeting on malnutrition

Mafia’s grip on Italian food ‘jeopardizes safety’

Mafia’s grip on Italian food ‘jeopardizes safety’