Asia

Sep. 10, 2019

Deoleo Campaign Features a Taste Test by Indian Grandmothers

While the women were quick to comment on the lack of salt and use of spices, none noticed olive oil had replaced fats traditionally used in Indian cuisines.

Aug. 26, 2019

In Rajasthan, Plans to Introduce Wine Made From Olive Leaves

Indian olive entrepreneurs plan to produce what may be the world's first olive wine in Rajasthan.

Apr. 2, 2019

The Indian Olive Oil Market Shows Potential, but Comes at a Price

Spain is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing market for olive oil in India. High tariffs on imported olive oils, however, present a major hurdle for Spanish producers.

Feb. 18, 2019

Iran’s Olive Oil Sector Growing Despite Setbacks

Iran had a record-breaking year in terms of its olive oil production. However, poor government planning and corruption are thwarting the sector’s full potential.

Sep. 17, 2018

E.U. - Japan Trade Deal Brings Opportunities to Olive Oil Exporters

Many European agricultural products will enjoy reduced taxes or an entirely tax-free status when exported to Japan, opening the way for EU farmers and exporters to penetrate a market of 127 million people.

Aug. 30, 2018

Punjab Distributes Nearly Half a Million Olive Saplings to Local Farmers

Punjab's farmers have until tomorrow to submit their applications for free olive saplings.

Mar. 19, 2018

Pakistan Plants More Olive Trees

Pakistan's olive plantation campaign continues with the planting of over three million saplings in two provinces.

Feb. 15, 2018

China Wants More Olive Oil and Italy Is the One Providing It, for Now

The Chinese appetite for olive oil has led to an increase in exports from Italy, but competition from Tunisia and the domestic market could see this trend reverse.

Jan. 3, 2018

Turkish Olive Oil Giant Opening New Facility in Germany

In a move seen as an opportunity for the Turkish firm to circumvent the European Union’s import quota on Turkish olive oil, Marmarabirlik, is preparing to open storage and processing facilities in Cologne, Germany.

Aug. 10, 2017

Tensions Increasing Between World's Two Largest Producers of Sunflower Seed Oil

Ukraine and Russia account for over half the world's sunflower oil production. As military tensions escalate between them, the marketplace for sunflower and other cooking oils may be affected.

Jul. 27, 2017

Report Warns of Impacts of Climate Change in Asia

The Asian Development Bank cautions that human health and food security in the Asia Pacific region are under threat if steps are not taken to tackle climate change.

Jul. 10, 2017

Australian Company Develops Invisible Technology to Combat Food Fraud

As major markets like China increase their demand for imported luxury foods such as olive oil, an Australian company, YPB Group, has developed an invisible tracking technology they believe will become an industry standard.

Jul. 10, 2017

Wildfire Destroys Grove in Turkey

In an ironic twist of fate, Turkey's olive trees had just been saved from proposed changes to the country's “olive law” when they went up in flames.

Sep. 7, 2016

Turkey's Recurrent Olive Oil Crisis

With fluctuating yields and prices, Turkey's inefficient olive oil industry is rarely able to compete with European producers in foreign markets.

Mar. 30, 2016

Taiwanese Businessman Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Olive Oil Fraud

Wei Ying-chung was sentenced to a four-year prison term and fined more than $15 million for blending inferior grade palm and other low-cost oils into a mixture that was then marketed as high-grade olive oil.

Dec. 14, 2015

India's Changing Views On Olive Oil

Rajneesh Bhasin, the president of the Indian Olive Association and managing director of Borges India, discusses the fast-changing dynamics of the Indian olive oil market.

Oct. 5, 2015

Dcoop to Co-Brand 300K Liters for China's Evergrande Group

Dcoop, formerly known as Grupo Hohiblanca, is expanding its private label program through a major deal with a Chinese conglomerate.

Aug. 6, 2015

India Says it Will Expand Olive Oil Production

Committing to a larger investment in the crop, the state government will increase the amount of land dedicated to olive tree cultivation.

Jul. 9, 2015

India Set to Market its Own Olive Oil

Rajasthan prepares for its first-ever, large-scale olive oil extraction next month.

Jun. 10, 2015

'Believe in Olive Oil' Campaign to Launch in Japan

The IOC campaign aims to promote olive oil and its health benefits while introducing new flavors for use in traditional Japanese cuisine.

May. 12, 2015

Russian Olive Oil Imports Slip

After steady growth over the past 15 years, Russian olive oil imports are lower in year-to-date figures released by the International Olive Council.

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