S. America

Dec. 8, 2022

In Rio Grande do Sul, Award-Winning Production Means Preparing for the Unexpected

While the Capoani family diligently prepares for the harvest, their fate is largely tied to the weather.

Oct. 10, 2022

Solfrut Sets Sights on Expanding Domestic Market as Production Grows

With 2,000 trees recently planted in super-high-density and a new mill, the award-winning company in San Juan seeks to grow Argentina’s olive oil culture.

Sep. 14, 2022

How a Chilean Disrupter Shook Up the Country's Olive Sector

Chile’s leading olive oil producer came to fruition after a roadtrip through Spain. It is now leading the way in precision agriculture and sustainability.

Aug. 18, 2022

Agricultural Entrepreneur Has Sights Set on Brazil’s Olive Oil Sector

The founder of Azeite Batalha is working to promote olive oil production in Rio Grande do Sul and consumption across Brazil.

Jul. 25, 2022

Brazil's Largest Producer Celebrates a Triumphant Harvest

Prosperato enjoyed a record harvest in and won four awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 27, 2022

Another Record Year Suggests a Trend in Brazil, Producers Say

Fourteen producers from Brazil’s largest producing regions combined to earn a record-high tally at the 2022 World Olive Oil Competition.

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Mar. 9, 2022

Argentina Receives Its First Geographical Indication for Olive Oil

Local producers and officials believe the country’s first PGI will promote the local Arauco variety and hope other regions will follow.

Jan. 4, 2022

Amazon Records Highest Rate of Deforestation in 15 years

Deforestation in the Amazon increased 21 percent from 2020 to 2021 and is more than double what it was a decade ago.

Oct. 26, 2021

Olive Oil Producers in Chile Hail a Record Yield

Chile produced 25,500 tons of olive oil in the 2020/21 crop year. But despite the bumper crop, exports fell substantially.

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.

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Apr. 6, 2020

Chilean Producers Work to Prevent Harvest Disruption in the Face of Covid-19

Chilean olive oil producers prepare for an early harvest with a minimum of workers during the predicted peak of Covid-19 in the country.

Apr. 1, 2020

As Harvest Begins in Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil Records First Exports

Over the past two decades, olive oil production in southern Brazil has gone from one man's dream to a small but booming industry. As the 2020 harvest gets underway, producers in Rio Grande do Sul prepare for another trailblazing year.

Mar. 6, 2020

In Minas Gerais, Production and Tourism Go Hand in Hand

Among the fruit and coffee plantations of Minas Gerais, olive trees have taken root. Despite the region's unconventional climate, local producers are creating a new kind of olive oil culture in Brazil.

Jan. 10, 2020

Olive Oil Production, Exports Smash Records in Uruguay

In 2019, Uruguay quadrupled its olive oil production relative to the previous year. As trees come into maturity, production is likely to continue trending upwards.

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.

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