Italy: historical drought perishing rice farms
31 July 2022 | 5:49 am
Many farmers in the north are on the brink of financial ruin as the region suffers from the worst drought in 70 years. Italy's so-called "golden rice triangle" accounts for half of Europe's rice production. DW's Max Zander reports.
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