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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.

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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.

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Jun. 15, 2017

Turkey Removes Controversial Article in 'Olive Law'

While the decision was welcomed, olive oil industry leaders fear the issue will crop up again.

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.

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