Africa and The Middle East

Wastelands for Olive Farming in Punjab

The Punjab Government in Pakistan plans to use the naturally well-drained soil and climatic conditions of Punjab wastelands to promote olive farming.

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.
Special Report

In Morocco, a Program to Improve Agricultural and Industrial Practices in the Olive Sector

Representing five percent of the country's gross domestic product, olive production is one of the focal points of the Green Morocco Project, or Plan Maroc Vert.

Israel Denounces EU Rules for Labeling Olive Oil from Occupied Territories

Settlements in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Golan Heights will be required to indicate their origin lies within an Israeli occupation.
Olive Oil Times Special

Syria Says it Will Produce More Olive Oil this Year than Ever Before

Despite a raging civil war that has forced half its population to flee their homes, Syria is saying this will be a banner year for olive oil production.

Tunisia Has a Moment as Top Olive Oil Exporter

Tunisia exported more olive oil than any other country for the 2014/2015 season
Special Report

Italian Farmers Speak Out Against New EU Quota for Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A proposed increase in Tunisia's quota will be damaging to the Italian sector, according to a farmers' group.

In Wake of Terror Attacks, Hopes EU Olive Oil Deal Can Help Tunisian Economy

The European Union has adopted plans to help the country’s beleaguered economy after the terrorist attacks in June that lead to a decline in tourism.