‘The dates are drying’: profits shrivel for farmers as the heat rises in Tunisia

Irrigation systems and oases in the arid south are failing to keep up with the demands of thirsty palm plantationsMansour Rajeb is wrapping a plastic protective sheet around the branch of a date palm in his oasis near the village of Bchelli, in southern Tunisia. Tying it up, he lingers.“I’m worried,” he says. “The quality is getting worse. The dates are getting drier.” Related: Can this woman open a new chapter for human rights in Tunisia? Continue reading… … Read More