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FARMING / AGRICULTURE

Ever since the old times the residents of the community of Mari have dealt with farming and livestock breeding.  The Turkish Cypriot residents of the village also dealt with farming and livestock breeding. However, after the Turkish invasion of 1974 their leadership forced them to go and live in the occupied areas. In their place, Greek Cypriot refugees moved to the village and in turn made their living dealing with farming and livestock.

As far as farming is concerned, cultivated in the area of the community today are basic grains, plants used as feed for livestock such as corn (seasonal) and clover (perennial), as well as garden products such as potatoes, vegetables and melons. Today there are several greenhouse units operating in the area, while the cultivation of olive and carob trees also flourishes in the area.

Livestock breeding is also quite developed in the community, where there are three large modern cattle breeding units, as well as 15 sheep breeding units. These units produce milk which is distributed in the market either for the making of the traditional white cheese “halloumi” and the traditional yoghurt or for pasteurizing fresh milk. Also, they supply the market with fresh beef and sucker lamb.

Finally, ninety per cent of the community’s working population deals with farming and livestock breeding.

 

 

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COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF MARI
7736, Mari
Tel. 24333030
Fax 24333315
Ε-Mail: info@mari.org.cy
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