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Apr. 29, 2022

South African Producers Hope for Winning Harvest

While high quality producers in the country wait for the results of the 2022 NYIOOC, the local industry is optimistic about the incoming harvest.

Apr. 28, 2022

Protecting Olive Trees on the Island of Pag With Dry Stone Walls

One olive farmer on the Croatian coastal island is revitalizing olive trees by building an environment to protect and nurture them.

Apr. 28, 2022

Authorities in Italy Envision a Post-Xylella Puglia

Italian authorities have earmarked €50 million to help private businesses plant new crops in destroyed olive groves and improve overall biodiversity in the region.

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Apr. 6, 2022

Researchers Unveil the Latest Technologies to Help Harvest and Produce Olive Oil

Spanish researchers have worked to develop new technologies in response to what some of the industry's largest stakeholders said they needed most.

Apr. 5, 2022

Transportation Strikes in Spain Lead to Decrease in Olive Oil Exports

Officials warned that the latest setback for the sector may cause irreversible damage and lead to permanent market share loss in some key destinations.

Apr. 5, 2022

Italian Farmhouses Experiencing Post-Pandemic Boom, Report Finds

The latest report from Ismea showed that farmhouse stays are rising compared to other forms of hospitality, with a growing concentration on experience-based stays.

Apr. 5, 2022

Croatian Olive Growers Eagerly Await Results of 2022 NYIOOC

Producers from Croatia submitted 110 samples of extra virgin olive oil to the 2022 NYIOOC. They expect to win a record-high number of awards.

Apr. 5, 2022

Italy Earmarks  €100 Million to Upgrade Its Olive Mills

The funds will be used to improve quality and energy efficiency by upgrading milling equipment. Money will also be provided for renewable energy projects.

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. 31, 2022

Farmers in New Zealand Optimistic Ahead of Harvest

New techniques, better pruning and benevolent weather are fueling big expectations for the upcoming olive harvest.

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Mar. 31, 2022

Ercole Olivario Celebrates 30th Anniversary, Introduces Oleotourism Award

Producers from Sardinia, Lazio and Puglia competed at the 2022 Ercole Olivario where a new award for promoting tourism was introduced.

Mar. 31, 2022

Olive Farmers in Pakistan Seek Government Assistance to Scale Production

Some farmers in Pakistan are replacing traditional crops with olives, but need government subsidies to install irrigation systems and mill their fruits.

Mar. 31, 2022

Italian Olive Oil Producer Plans New U.S. Facility

Certified Origins, which produces the Bellucci brand, is investing $25 million in a new facility to blend, bottle, package and distribute its oils in Virginia.

Mar. 29, 2022

First Vodka Made With Olive Oil Released in Italy

Its creator said extra virgin olive oil adds a velvety texture to the vodka and is just the latest iteration in an ongoing trend of olive oil mixing with alcohol.

Mar. 29, 2022

Olive Farmers on Croatian Island Sue Local City Over Land Ownership

After Croatian independence in the 1990s, the land on which the farmers harvest the wild Lun olives was nationalized. Now 85 families are organizing to lease it back.

Mar. 25, 2022

Italy Introduces New Legislation to Promote Organic Production

The "Organic Made in Italy" label is just one component of a new national strategy to expand organic production and reward farmers for converting.

Mar. 25, 2022

Warm Winter and Water Shortages Complicate Harvests for Some Italian Farmers

Olive growers hope that the warm winter does not lead to an early spring bloom followed by a late freeze, as happened in 2021.

Mar. 23, 2022

Producers Behind San Giuliano Pursue Quality Through Innovation

On Sardinia, Pasquale and Domenico Manca produce organic extra virgin olive oils sustainably using state-of-the-art technology.

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