Libya’s ‘green gold’ olive industry may boost economy

Stretching as far as the eye can see, groves of gnarled olive trees in northwest Libya have proudly withstood the country’s devastating conflicts. But the industry of extracting olive oil, often dubbed “green gold”, is now under threat after Libyan authorities halted exports in a bid to “protect” local produce.
Chldren walk in an olive grove in the Libyan town of Tarhuna, south of the capital Tripoli on November 11, 2018. (Photo by Mahmud TURKIA / AFP)

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