Africa and The Middle East
U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon
A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.
Olive Oil without Borders
A program to promote cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian farmers has been extended.
Europe Increases Tunisia’s Export Quotas
The European Commission adopted a regulation adjusting the monthly quota for olive oil exports from Tunisia to the EU.
Tunisia Is the World’s Second Largest Olive Oil Producer, for Now
Olive oil production in Tunisia has increased fourfold, making it the second largest producer after Spain.
A Defining Moment for Iranian Olive Oil
New coming opportunities to increase olive and olive oil production and popularity in Iran.
Proposed Rules Would Align Morocco with International Standards
The Moroccan government has proposed rules which will define and regulate the quality of olive oil.
Production Unit Opens in Kilis, Turkey
An organic olive oil production unit will offer employment possibilities to the recently settled Syrian refugees.
Project in Algeria Turns Byproducts into Compost
A study has examined how oil mills in central Algeria can make use of olive oil production byproducts by transforming them into compost.
Olive Farmers in Tunisia Lament Price Drop Despite Climb in Oil Prices
The union of farmers in Sfax, Tunisia called for swift action to regulate the export price of olives.
Olive Oil of Oman
After twenty years of trials and researches, Oman is experiencing the first successes in olive growing.
A Bumper Harvest in Tunisia
Perfect weather has helped ready Tunisian olive trees for record output, just in time to take advantage European shortfalls.
Morocco, Argentina Seek to Increase Olive Production
Plans are underway in both Morocco and Argentina to increase the output of olives and olive oil.
Police Say Smuggled Moroccan Olive Oil Found in ‘Toxic Goods’ Containers
Illegally imported Moroccan olive oil in containers labeled as containing toxic substances was found in a van headed for Barcelona.