Monday, 6 December, 2021
E-paper

A worker harvests almonds in an orchard with a tree shaking and fruit recuperation pneumatique system on a tractor at Ghisonaccia on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica recently. France consumes 43,000 tonnes of almonds per year, but produces only 1,200 tonnes, mainly in Corsica and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. This is a drop in the ocean compared to the 1.3 million tonnes of almonds in shell produced in the United States, which accounts for 79 per cent of world production, according to the International Nuts and Dried Fruit Council (INC).