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Lebanon can start exporting potatoes to Europe
March 26, 2012
Lebanon is to export potatoes to the European Union after a decades-old import ban was lifted, Agriculture Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan said Friday, but the Farmers Association doubts the step will bear any fruit.
Lebanon had been on the blacklist for potato imports to Europe since the publication of a report confirming the presence of the brown rot disease in the 1960s, says a 2005 report by the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.