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Aug. 15, 2016

Olive Oil Scammers Busted in Ghana

Four brands were outed by the agency: Kazmor, Pino, Holy Olive Oil and one named, ominously "Quality Olive Oil."

Jul. 28, 2016

Planting of Over 300,000 Olive Trees Underway in Pothohar, Pakistan

Under a five-year plan initiated in 2015, the agriculture department of Pakistan's Punjab province is providing two million olive saplings free of charge to farmers in the Pothohar region.

Jun. 13, 2016

Jerusalem Hosts 7th 'TerraOlivo' Competition

TerraOlivo celebrated its 7th edition with olive oils from 19 different countries. The big winner was Spain, followed by brands from Israel.

Oct. 15, 2015

Syria Says it Will Produce More Olive Oil this Year than Ever Before

Despite a raging civil war that has forced half its population to flee their homes, Syria is saying this will be a banner year for olive oil production.

Oct. 13, 2015

Tunisia Has a Moment as Top Olive Oil Exporter

Tunisia exported more olive oil than any other country for the 2014/2015 season

Sep. 28, 2015

Italian Farmers Speak Out Against New EU Quota for Tunisian Olive Oil Imports

A proposed increase in Tunisia's quota will be damaging to the Italian sector, according to a farmers' group.

Sep. 18, 2015

In Wake of Terror Attacks, Hopes EU Olive Oil Deal Can Help Tunisian Economy

The European Union has adopted plans to help the country’s beleaguered economy after the terrorist attacks in June that lead to a decline in tourism.

Sep. 16, 2015

N. African Producers Move from Bulk to Branded

Olive oil producers in Tunisia and Morocco, sensing an opportunity, are focused on improving olive oil quality and branding.

Jul. 27, 2015

Europe Increases Tunisia's Export Quota

Tunisia will no longer be subject to the monthly export quotas which were fixed by the European Commission earlier this year.

Jul. 10, 2015

Tunisian Olive Oil Exports Reach Record High

Record yields and huge demand from Italy and Spain launched Tunisian exports to new heights.

Jun. 26, 2015

Tunisian Producer Gets $26M Loan from IFC

Conditionnement des Huiles d’Olive (CHO) has received a loan package of $26 million from the International Finance Corporation.

Jun. 8, 2015

Plans for an Exporters Consortium in Algeria

The proposed consortium is expected to offer members the possibility to collaborate in order to increase productivity, improve quality, boost exports, control prices, and enhance their power of negotiation.

Jun. 1, 2015

Sousse, Tunisia Set to Host Third 'Med Mag Oliva' Exhibition

Tunisia’s largest olive oil sector event will promote commercial exchanges, share production technologies and foster partnerships between suppliers.

May. 11, 2015

Tunisian Olive Sector Benefits from Japanese Cooperation Project

A Japanese development project underway in Tunisia aims to support the development of olive oil products and promote the export of Tunisian olive oil.

Apr. 26, 2015

Tracking the Quality of Moroccan Olive Oils

A study published in the journal Food Chemistry set out to establish the quality of olive oil samples produced in North Morocco.

Mar. 11, 2015

U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon

A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.

Feb. 15, 2015

Olive Oil without Borders

A program to promote cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian farmers has been extended.

Feb. 2, 2015

Europe Increases Tunisia’s Export Quotas

The European Commission adopted a regulation adjusting the monthly quota for olive oil exports from Tunisia to the EU.

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