S. America

Jun. 29, 2020

Production Declines Again in Argentina

While some producers simply entered an off-year in 2020, others had trouble finding workers to harvest their olives. Low global olive oil prices have also made production less profitable for all in the sector.

Jun. 16, 2020

An Olive Harvest in Peru Amid Sweeping Changes

Peruvian producers expect a 50-percent-lower yield this year while the COVID-19 pandemic increases consumption and changes in the sector abound.

Jun. 9, 2020

Pandemic, Drought Slow Chilean Harvest

Chile's worsening coronavirus outbreak has added to the challenges facing producers who nevertheless remain optimistic about the quality of their harvests.

May. 25, 2020

Latin American Producers Celebrate Another Successful Year at NYIOOC

Producers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico overcame drought and other challenges during the 2019 harvest to win a combined 14 awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 5, 2020

Pandemic Delays Argentina's Exports

Dropping demand for table olives and olive oil in Brazil combined with low prices for both mean many producers are having problems remaining solvent. Some are getting emergency loans while others cut costs.

Apr. 17, 2020

Uruguay Anticipates Poor Harvest Amid Pandemic

Uruguayan olive oil producers are expecting a 60-percent production decrease in 2020, after a record-breaking harvest in 2019. The coronavirus toll on tourism, exports and production costs are hurting their profitability.

Dec. 11, 2019

Argentine Producers Await Word on Export Policies As Harvest Nears

Producers in Argentina are expecting a better harvest this year as they look to a new government to spur more exports.

Oct. 17, 2019

Chile's First Olive Oil Guide Launched in Santiago

Guía Oliva 2019 reviews and rates extra virgin and flavored olive oils that are sold in Chile.

Sep. 9, 2019

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires 'Quality Stamp'

Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.

Aug. 26, 2019

Amazon Wildfires Threaten the EU - Mercosur Trade Deal

Fearing environmental destruction in the Amazonia due to the thousands of fires, European countries are asking for guarantees from Brazil that the fires will be dealt with before concluding the pact.

Aug. 9, 2019

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.

Jul. 22, 2019

EU-Mercosur Agreement Paves the Way for Tax-free Agricultural Trade

It is the largest deal the EU has struck in terms of tariff reduction, and also the one that has raised most concerns for repercussions on various business sectors and the environment.

Jul. 9, 2019

Olive Oil Producers in Argentina Hope to Follow Malbec's Lead

Improving quality is the best way to improve Argentina's international standing, said small and large-scale producers in a documentary video produced by Olive Oil Times that debuted today.

Feb. 5, 2018

Beef and Olive Oil Deal Breakers in Ongoing EU-Mercosur Talks

Sensitive agricultural products are the sticking points in the almost two-decade-long negotiations of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement.

Jan. 30, 2018

Poor Olive Harvests in Europe Lead to Boom in Exports From Mendoza

Olive oil sales in Mendoza doubled this year, mostly to Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States, Mexico and Spain.

Nov. 21, 2017

Bi-Oceanic Corridor Would Boost Argentina's Exports

The Minister for Planning and Industry in La Rioja said that the provincial government had already been in talks with seven other provinces in both Argentina and Chile about making headway on the project.

Nov. 15, 2017

New Software Models Increase Efficiency of Olive Oil Production

This program takes factors such as the harvester's budget, potential climate risks and the level of synchronization between plantation and refineries into account before providing advice to olive growers.

Nov. 10, 2017

Heavy Rains Don't Dampen Enthusiasm of Argentina's Olive Oil Exporters

Recent floods have mostly spared Argentina's olive plantations as producers and exporters remain upbeat about the sector's potential.

Jun. 16, 2017

Argentina's 'La Reconquista' Conquers New York

Cherished for its well-balanced, harmonious flavor, the olive oil from Argentina's Olivares La Reconquista earned the coveted Best in Class Award at this year's NYIOOC.

May. 8, 2017

Argentine Oils: From 'Plan B' Crop to Award Winners

In wine-soaked Argentina, EVOO is beginning to make its mark.

Apr. 25, 2017

Brazil Looks for Its Own Olive

As debate revolves around whether or not Maria da Fé is an olive species unique to Brazil, both traditional mills and technologically advanced machinery have contributed to the increased quality of olive oil here.

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