File - Lebanese farmers imitated Israelis across the border in the types of fruits they cultivate.
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While some agricultural products have benefitted from the Syrian crisis, others such as bananas and citrus suffered a drop in exports of over 50 percent.The most recent biannual report issued by the Farmers Association said agricultural exports in the past three years had declined by 14.3 percent, registering 192,000 tons in the first half of 2013 compared to 224,000 tons in the first half of 2010 .While the export of citrus products and bananas declined by 37.5 percent and 33.5 respectively, the report highlighted that potato exports increased by some 27.7 percent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2010, while apple exports increased by some 31 percent.
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