Jun. 30, 2021
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
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
Estimates for the 2021 harvest see production falling or remaining steady. Producers say they are more concerned about exports and prices.
Jun. 7, 2021
Brazilian producers earned a record-high 18 awards at the World Olive Oil Competition from 19 entries.
May. 17, 2021
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.
May. 25, 2020
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.
Apr. 6, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads through Argentina, olive growers and oil producers are facing complications both during and after the harvest. Small producers are likely to be impacted the most.
Nov. 7, 2018
Production hit a record high and domestic consumption is slowly growing, but some involved with the sector believe a few of the country’s largest challenges still lie ahead.
Aug. 30, 2018
Spain's largest olive oil cooperative and its Moroccan partner have acquired 20 percent of the company partially responsible for U.S. tariffs on Spanish olives in an effort to avoid paying them.
Aug. 22, 2018
Peru has a centenary tradition of olive cultivation which started in the colonial period but was soon interrupted. In the last decades, the spotlight on gastronomy and Peruvian cuisine has created a renewed interest in domestic olive oil production.
Jul. 18, 2018
As Argentina's energy minister deregulates the sector and electricity costs shoot up, olive farmers are feeling the effects.
Jul. 11, 2018
Pierluigi Tosato spoke today to a group representing major importers and said the industry was going about it all wrong.
Jul. 5, 2018
Representatives of the South American olive sector and government allies discussed the future of the sector, including the potential for an Olive Coordination Board for the Americas.