Asia

Oct. 20, 2021

Japan’s Olive Harvest Gets Underway Amid Typhoon Season

Producers in Japan expect this year’s yield to match last year’s. However, typhoon season has led to different outcomes across the country.

Sep. 20, 2021

Uzbekistan Joins Olive Council

The Central Asian country became the 18th member of the international organization and plans to dramatically increase olive production.

Aug. 12, 2021

Japan May Recognize Some PDO and PGI Olive Oils from European Countries

Extra virgin olive oils from France, Greece, Italy and Spain will be considered for protection from imitations or copies on the Japanese market.

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Jul. 13, 2021

Traffic Jam at World’s Fourth-Largest Port Disrupts Trade Flow

Shipping experts predict the global supply chain disruption caused by the recent closure of the Port of Yantian, in China, to last for months.

Jun. 21, 2021

Award-Winning Producers Optimistic As Olive Oil Culture Takes Root in Japan

Extra virgin olive oil is becoming more common in Japanese households and restaurants, with families and chefs increasingly appreciating the healthy properties and unique flavors of high-quality olive oil.

Apr. 13, 2021

Palm Oil Bans Meet Resistance in Southeast Asia

Sri Lanka has decided to completely remove its palm plantations. Meanwhile, the U.S. and the E.U. are scaling back on imports over environmental and labor concerns.

Apr. 20, 2020

Pakistan Bets Big on Local Olive Oil Production

A new government project is providing support and training for olive growers and oil producers. The goal of Pak Olive is to boost Pakistan's fledgling olive oil industry from relative obscurity to international recognition.

Jan. 26, 2020

Australia Hails Sino-American Trade Deal, but Danger Lurks for Farmers

The new accord favors global economic growth in general but could lead to a reduction of the Australian share in the Chinese market.

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.

Jun. 9, 2017

Japan Extends Joint Research with Tunisia

A Japan-Tunisia collaboration will continue until 2021 with a focus on the development of food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.

Jun. 9, 2017

Turkey's Prime Minister Fuels 'Olive Law' Debate

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim appeared to support the proposed changes to the law that protects small groves in comments he made at a meeting on June 3rd.

Jun. 6, 2017

Turkish Government Backtracks Proposed Changes to 'Olive Law'

The draft proposal which the government claimed was to support the development of industry and production was highly criticized by the olive oil industry and opposition parties and as it threatened the country’s olive oil production.

May. 30, 2017

Researchers Develop High-Oleic Safflower Strain

Researchers from Hyderabad's Indian Council of Agriculture Research and Institute of Oilseeds Research have cultivated three non-genetically modified varieties of safflowers with an oleic content comparable to olive oil.

May. 30, 2017

Turkey's Olive Trees Threatened by Draft Law

If the new law gets the green light, any olive grove housing less than 15 trees per decare (2.5 acres) will not be classed as an olive grove and be put at risk for redevelopment.

May. 22, 2017

Turkey Holds First 'Mario Solinas' National Olive Oil Competition

A new competition in Turkey aims to raise the bar for local producers and improve collaboration within the olive sector.

May. 15, 2017

The Man Behind China's Unlikely Gold at NYIOOC

An agronomic engineer from Argentina convinces a Chinese company to improve product quality and strikes gold at the world's most prestigious olive oil competition.

Mar. 28, 2017

Asians Much More Interested in Eating Healthy Than Westerners

The East and West are worlds apart when it comes to healthy eating, an online survey found.

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