Mar. 20, 2023

Italian Farmers Take Stock of Current Harvest, Look Ahead to Challenges

As the vegetative restart approaches, olive farmers and producers in Italy are preparing for the challenges of unpredictable climate extremes.

Mar. 20, 2023

16 Arrested as Police Uncover Network of Olive Thieves Outside Madrid

Spain’s Guardia Civil seized 6,000 tons of olive oil likely made from stolen olives.

Mar. 14, 2023

Andalusian Ag Minister Pushes for A More Resilient Olive Oil Sector

Carmen Crespo has big plans to support the region’s economic engine.

Mar. 10, 2023

Olive Growers on Evia Island Strive to Revive Fire-Damaged Groves

Some say government assistance is lagging behind efforts to bring new life to Evia’s wildfire-ravaged olive groves.

Mar. 9, 2023

Third-Generation Producer Brings the World's Best Olive Oils to London

Danilo Manco opened The Olive Oil Co. more than 20 years ago to help nourish the United Kingdom’s growing olive oil culture.

Mar. 2, 2023

Olive Oil Consumption in Italy, Greece Expected to Grow Amid Global Decline

Despite rising prices, lower production and the impacts of inflation, olive oil consumption in Italy and Greece is expected to rise, bucking the global trend.

Feb. 16, 2023

Report: Climate, Environmental Degradation Threaten European Food Security

While there is no immediate food security threat in Europe, the report found that many different factors affect food production and could upset food availability.

Feb. 15, 2023

Spain’s Sea of Olives UNESCO Application Moves Forward

Nearly 140,000 hectares of privately- owned land will be excluded in a catalog, which was a sticking point for environmental lawyers and agricultural unions.

Feb. 15, 2023

Andalusia Expand Efforts to Reduce CO2, Promote Biodiversity

The Andalusian government has partnered with SEO/BirdLife to reduce the region's carbon footprint by expanding the Olivares Vivos project.

Feb. 10, 2023

From Andalusia to Madrid, Spain Shocked at Wave of Olive Thefts

The soaring price of olives and olive oil has led to an epidemic of fruit thefts and damage to groves across Spain.

Feb. 9, 2023

Olive Oil Consumption Slumps in Europe as High Prices Persist

Olive oil sales and exports have slowed down in Spain as prices at origin remain high and general inflation remains elevated.

Feb. 9, 2023

Andalusia Increases Reservoir Capacity for Irrigating Olives

Local authorities accelerate the modernization of critical irrigation infrastructure in Andalusia to combat the effects of climate change.

Feb. 8, 2023

Mysterious African Insects Are Infesting Portuguese Olive Groves

Unexplained damage to olive trees over a six-year period in Portugal has been confirmed as the effects of an obscure insect never before observed in Europe.


Jan. 30, 2023

Award-Winning Greek Producer Looks East

Olix Oil has achieved success around the world and has now set its sights on Japan.

Jan. 24, 2023

Albanian Producers Struggle with Low Prices

While Albanian farmers enjoyed a bountiful harvest, low prices on the internal market and challenging logistics are causing concern.

Jan. 24, 2023

New Law in Andalusia to Promote Organic Food Production

Many Andalusian olive oil producers are involved in what is described as a major push to expand organic farming in the region.

Jan. 17, 2023

Olives Left Unharvested in Tuscany

In Arezzo, a millers association warns that a lack of workforce, higher costs and plummeting olive oil prices are causing the abandonment of orchards.

Jan. 17, 2023

E.U. Allows House Crickets in Food Products

The defatted powder of the house cricket, in addition to the current dried and frozen preparations, will be allowed in a variety of food products in the E.U.

Jan. 17, 2023

Spain's Olive Oil VAT Reduction Might Not Be Sufficient

Olive oil producers argue that the temporary VAT reduction is undercut by rising production costs and the tax on plastics.

Jan. 11, 2023

New Effort to Save Xylella-Hit Olive Trees in Apulia

The new Apulian initiative brings together olive growers, farm owners and researchers to save Ostuni’s centuries-old olive trees from Xylella fastidiosa.

Jan. 11, 2023

Italy Launches 'Land Generation' Initiative to Foster Generational Change in Farming

The new Ismea program will provide loans for farmland acquisition and new farming companies. To induce a generational change in Italian farming, only farmers under 41 are eligible for the program.