Jul. 29, 2020
While the majority of Palestine’s soap factories have closed after years of occupation and economic hardship, a few have managed to hang on. Giving a modern twist to ancient practices, some producers are not ready to wash their hands of the business yet.
Jun. 18, 2020
Ever-changing weather, marketplace turmoil and a surplus of olive oil have severely impacted local farmers and cast a shadow on the coming season
Jun. 18, 2020
Even with ongoing water shortages and the challenge of working during a lockdown, growers anticipate a good harvest.
Jun. 10, 2020
Producers in Lebanon demonstrate how both tradition and innovation are thriving in the ancestral home of the olive tree.
Apr. 29, 2020
While Tunisia's exports of olive oil slowed during the coronavirus crisis, the country had seen relative success in continuing activity and reaching foreign markets.
Apr. 8, 2020
South Africa is in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the necessary permits, EVOO producers continue harvesting.
Apr. 1, 2020
More than $5.5 million will contribute to the construction of an olive oil mill in the Fez-Meknes region. EBRD is working closely with FAO and other institutions to boost Moroccan agricultural products.
Feb. 3, 2020
Bureaucratic and technological hurdles, decreasing olive oil prices and political difficulties may hinder ambitious plans to expand the Tunisian olive oil sector.
Jan. 29, 2020
A new plant will work to counteract the negative impacts of olive by-products in the region while developing a reliable substitute for fossil fuel.
Jan. 16, 2020
Combating food fraud and ensuring authenticity will be an important part of a company’s success moving forward.
Feb. 27, 2019
The idea to create olive-based plastics was sparked when Duygu Yilmaz decided to research whether her father's habit of eating olive seeds was detrimental to his health.
Feb. 14, 2019
The EBRD and FAO are set to continue their support for Tunisia's olive farmers by adding value to Tunisian oil and making cultivation of the crop more sustainable.
Jan. 30, 2019
The Femmes du Rif is a female-run cooperative in Morocco that focuses on sustainable olive oil production. They hope to reverse the fortunes of an otherwise declining rural region.
Jan. 15, 2019
Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.
Dec. 20, 2018
Ahead of taking the chair position for the 2019 IOC Council of Members meeting, Egypt's Agriculture Minister pledges more cooperation and investment in the country's already substantial olive sector.
Aug. 1, 2018
Spanish producers are closely watching as the Israeli Minister of Economy seeks to stabilize olive oil prices.
Jul. 26, 2018
Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country's biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist.