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May. 31, 2022

Winning at NYIOOC Part of Producer’s Quest to Improve Reputation of Tunisian EVOO

When Karim Fitouri found the reputation of Tunisian olive oil was an obstacle to exporting, he decided to improve his country's standing in the olive oil world.

May. 23, 2022

Modern Techniques and Ancient Groves a Winning Combination for Solar Olives

The Lebanese producer has coupled traditional varieties and cultivation techniques with modern millign and marketing to produce an award-winning brand.

May. 16, 2022

Quest for Quality Behind an Israeli Producer's Award-Winning Results

On the banks of the Jordan River the producers of KeremZait experiment and innovate to produce outstanding olive oils.

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Apr. 6, 2022

Moroccan Producers Anticipate Near-Record Harvest

Olive oil production is expected to reach 200,000 tons for the second time in Morocco. Recently-planted olive trees and improved irrigation are partially responsible.

Apr. 5, 2022

Turkey Suspends Exports of Agricultural Products, Bulk Olive Oil

The government implemented export restrictions to prevent food shortages. Turley’s olive oil sector disputed the export curb on bulk olive oil, claiming that supply can satisfy demand.

Mar. 7, 2022

Report: Climate Change Will Dramatically Reduce Tunisian Olive Oil Production

The National Observatory for Agriculture estimated that olive oil production may decrease by up to 70 percent if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate.

Jan. 27, 2022

Olive Oil Production in Lebanon Becomes Nearly Impossible as Crises Deepen

Local olive oil has become a luxury for most of the population amid financial and political turmoil.

Jan. 17, 2022

European Bank Provides New Funds for Olive Growing and Irrigation Projects in Tunisia

The combined €55 million in funding comes as officials in the Italian olive oil sector call on the European Commission to end its duty-free import quotas from Tunisia.

Dec. 16, 2021

Political and Economic Crises Complicate the Harvest in Lebanon

Rising production costs and a weak local currency have hampered the harvest for olive farmers.

Dec. 6, 2021

Climate Extremes, Conflict Complicate Harvest in Palestine

Fighting in the West Bank are crippling the harvest, while climate change is blamed for lower yields in the Gaza Strip.

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Nov. 30, 2021

Egypt Expects Lower Production After Extreme Weather Damages Groves

In many parts of Egypt, yields are expected to be between 50 and 80-percent below the average. However, producers are optimistic about the future.

Nov. 22, 2021

Jordanian Farmers Expect Fall in Production Due to Drought, Pests

As the situation in northern Jordan’s fertile agricultural regions looks increasingly dire, three organizations are stepping in to promote traditional and sustainable farming methods.

Nov. 17, 2021

Production in Turkey Rebounds as Farmers Show Their Resilience

Olive oil production in Turkey is expected to exceed 235,000 tons, the country’s second-highest total. Table olive production will reach a record high.

Nov. 4, 2021

Tunisian Olive Oil Producers Thrive Despite Political Turmoil

While one of the world’s largest olive-producing nations undergoes shifts that worry international observers, olive growers are more concerned about climate change.

Oct. 27, 2021

Heat and Drought Hamper Olive Harvest in Morocco

Olive production could fall by 30 percent from earlier forecasts. Experts expect the country to keep getting hotter and drier.

Oct. 5, 2021

Ahead of Climate Summit, African Leaders Discuss Fate of The Continent

Africa Climate Week highlighted the role of agriculture in the continent’s worsening desertification and climate crises, and its role in the potential recovery.

Sep. 14, 2021

After Slow Start, South African Producers Celebrate Record Harvest

While many growers reported more rainfall and record harvests, others fared less well and worry about the future.

Sep. 1, 2021

Turkey Lifts Ban on Bulk Olive Oil Exports Ahead of Schedule

The government said it implemented the ban to prevent price speculation and protect small producers. However, many producers largely opposed the prohibition.

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