Africa and The Middle East

Turkey Accused of Selling Stolen Syrian Olive Oil as Its Own

Several different groups ranging from politicians to non-governmental organizations and news outlets have documented the alleged plunder of Syrian olive oil.

Export Ban Impacts Libyan Olive Oil Industry

A ban imposed to olive oil exports in 2017 was meant to protect the domestic production market. Producers say that it is having the opposite effect.
Special Report

Egypt Has Ambitious Plans to Become the World’s Largest Table Olive Producer

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.

Israel Increases Duty-free Import Quotas on Olive Oil

Spanish producers are closely watching as the Israeli Minister of Economy seeks to stabilize olive oil prices.
Olive Oil Times Special

Tunisian Producers See Promise in Olive Oil Tourism

Tunisian producers are exploring how olives, one of the country's biggest natural resources, can potentially lure a new kind of tourist.

Researchers Turn to Olive Oil to Help Reduce Maternal Deaths in Uganda

Mbarara University of Science and Technology researchers are testing a wound dressing with olive oil and honey.
Special Report

Olive Farm Helps Save Rhinos

South African olive oil producer Rio Largo Olive Estate has designed two labels to fund endangered rhinos.

Egypt Rejoins International Olive Council

The IOC welcomed Egypt back into the organization and said it would work with government officials and producers to invest in the country's strengthening olive and olive oil sectors.