March 11, 2012
Filed under Africa, Morocco
Tags: Africa, Association of Banana Producers of Morocco, Bananas, brrr, climate, climate change, cold, cold 2012, cold winter, Doukkala, freeze, freezing, freezing North Africa, freezing winter, frost, Gharb, global cooling, Global Freeze, global freezing, global warming, ice, icy, Morocco, North Africa, temperature, temperatures, unusual cold, unusually cold, weather, winter
9 March 2012
According to the Association of Banana Producers of Morocco (APROBA), frost has severely affected the banana cultivation in the regions Gharb and Doukkala causing damage that was estimated at more than 85% for mature plantations in production and direct financial losses of around 210,000 Durham per hectare. Young plantations were also hit by more than 60%, which will compromise the performance of the next campaign.