Africa and The Middle East

Egypt Moves to Join Olive Council

Egypt's membership in the International Olive Council was revoked in 2017 after it failed to sign an agreement on changes to standards of olive cultivation, production and trading.

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.
Special Report

Olive Tourism in Jordan

A local tourism company is promoting visits to olive farms in Umm Qais, northern Jordan.

Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.
Olive Oil Times Special

Mystery Behind High Lebanese Olive Oil Prices Solved

The Lebanese olive oil industry is facing another threat: cheap imports are flooding the market.

TerraOlivo Completes 8th Edition

Despite the recent loss of TerraOlivo's president, Raul Castellani, the competition in Israel attracted 630 olive oils from 20 countries.
Special Report

Gold for Tunisia Heralds Start of New Beginning

Karim Fitouri of Olivko says his Gold Award at NYIOOC marks the beginning of Tunisia's transformation from a bulk producer for the export market to a country known for its high-quality olive oil.

Japan Extends Joint Research with Tunisia

A Japan-Tunisia collaboration will continue until 2021 with a focus on the development of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.