S. America

Feb. 6, 2024

The Secrets to Successful Olive Oil Production in Peru

In an unconventional olive-growing location, the founder of Oasis Olives confronts an extraordinary set of challenges.

Jan. 29, 2024

Verde Louro Among Brazil's New Generation of Outstanding Producers

In Rio Grande do Sul, the young producer overcame climate extremes to win four awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jan. 16, 2024

El Niño Decimates Peruvian Olive Harvest

Olive oil production in Peru is expected to fall by as much as 90 percent in 2024.

Jan. 15, 2024

Producers in Uruguay See Awards Fueling Exports, Local Olive Oil Culture

Uruguayans turned heads at the 2023 World Olive Oil Competition, setting their sights on export markets and homegrown appreciation.

Dec. 19, 2023

Brazil’s Al-Zait Rises to International Acclaim

In only two seasons, southern Brazilian producer Al-Zait has gone from a newcomer to olive oil production to an award-winner on the biggest stage.

Dec. 12, 2023

Authorities in Brazil Seize 9,000 Bottles of Fraudulent Olive Oil

The seizure comes two weeks after a separate raid where 16,000 liters of product marketed as extra virgin olive oil and deemed unfit for human consumption was destroyed.

Oct. 17, 2023

Award-Winning Chilean Producer Eyes Lucrative Brazilian Market

Las Doscientos capitalizes on its reputation for quality and free trade advantage to expand its market share in Brazil.

Aug. 2, 2023

Olive Oil Producers in Argentina Beat the Heat, Enjoy Fruitful Harvest

After three below-average harvests, producers in Argentina expect a return to the norm. However, inflation continues to create problems for domestic sales and exports.

Jul. 31, 2023

Despite Drought, Uruguay Anticipates Record Harvest

Official statistics have not been published yet, but a preliminary estimate puts the harvest at a record-high 3,000 tons.

Mar. 20, 2023

Despite Drought, Anticipation of A Promising Olive Harvest in Chile

Producers expect a better olive harvest than last year but worry about inflation and the impact of rising prices on demand.

Feb. 15, 2023

Officials in Uruguay Expect Another Bumper Harvest

As agronomic techniques improve and recently-planted groves enter maturity, Uruguay’s agriculture ministry expects production to continue to rise in the medium term.

Feb. 9, 2023

Producers in Argentina Grapple with Inflation Ahead of 2023 Harvest

Signs of a promising harvest and high olive oil prices in Europe may temper challenges created by inflation and a dual currency in Argentina.

Feb. 6, 2023

Argentina's Germplasm Bank Supports Mission to Preserve Olive Cultivars

The olive plant collection in San Juan has joined the International Olive Council's olive germplasm network, a crucial tool for promoting biodiversity and supporting research.

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Jul. 8, 2021

Olive Oil Production In Uruguay Set to Rebound

Production will not exceed the record highs of 2019 but is expected to reach 1,900 tons. Producers report that quality is as high as ever.

Jun. 30, 2021

South American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Victories After Tough Year

The pandemic and difficult climatic conditions hampered the harvests of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, yet these producers managed to win the industry's most coveted quality awards.

Jun. 16, 2021

Rising Demand for Virgin Olive Oils Drives Imports in Brazil

Data from the International Olive Council shows that Brazil’s appetite for olive oil and table olives has weathered the pandemic, with imports of both continuing to rise.

Jun. 7, 2021

Inclement Weather Dampens Argentina Olive Harvest, But Quality Remains High

Estimates for the 2021 harvest see production falling or remaining steady. Producers say they are more concerned about exports and prices.

Jun. 7, 2021

Renewed Focus on Quality Pays Off for Brazilian Producers at 2021 NYIOOC

Brazilian producers earned a record-high 18 awards at the World Olive Oil Competition from 19 entries.

May. 17, 2021

Chilean Producers Manage a Hard Year to a Promising Harvest

Chile is expected to produce roughly 20,000 tons of olive oil in 2021. Producers have renewed focus on quality to help their brands stand out.

Apr. 26, 2021

South American Olive Oil Conference Goes Online

Attendees can listen to prerecorded lectures on a range of topics online. Presenters see this as a positive step for the continent’s olive oil sector.

Jan. 5, 2021

Cultivating Olive Oil Culture Through the Recognition of Heritage Trees

By identifying centenary olive trees, the organizers of Sudoliva hope to promote olive oil culture in the Americas and help producers along the way.

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