Andalusia

Schoolchildren Celebrate ‘Andalusia Day’ with Traditional Breakfast of Toast and Olive Oil

In celebration of Andalucía Day, the region distributes thousands of bottles of olive oil to schools, encouraging children to eat one of Spain’s most traditional breakfast dishes, toast with olive oil.

Farmers’ Union in Jaén Calls for Official EU Production Estimates

The world’s top-producing olive region claims other countries’ lack of transparency harms Spanish producers.
Special Report

Andalucia Journal: Life Among the Groves

While the processes used to harvest and cultivate olives for oil have changed a little over the years, the culture of olive oil production here hasn't.

Spanish Scientists Awarded for Research on Olive Cultivation

Mercedes Campos and Mario Porcel were awarded the €5,000 prize at the second Scientific Research in Olives and Olive Oil Awards.
Olive Oil Times Special

Andalusia Boasts Record Olive Oil Exports Amidst Drought

While Andalusia celebrates record numbers for olive oil exports in the first half of 2014, a drought is forecast to cripple next year's numbers.

Farmgate Prices Up 20 Percent in Spain

Prices are trending upward on predictions of a significant decrease in production for the upcoming campaign in Andalusia.
Special Report

Conditions Ripe in Andalusia for Return to Peak Olive Oil Production

Spain could return to record levels and pump out about 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season, based on a a new forecast that Andalusia alone will make more than 1.3 million tons.

Going Organic in Andalusia

On a recent, very rainy trip to Andalusia I visited Almazara Caseria de la Virgen, an organic olive farm and mill near Alomartes.