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Mar. 1, 2011

Chilean Olive Oil Exports Sharply Higher

Following a trend led by its booming wine market, Chile’s olive oil industry expanded sales worldwide last year according to statistics just released.

Feb. 14, 2011

Argentina President Promises Aid for Troubled Olive Oil Industry

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has pledged federal government help to Argentina's battered olive oil industry following layoffs in the Catamarca region.

Jan. 10, 2011

Spain's LA Organic Targets Colombia

The move into the Colombian market follows reports that find consumers there becoming more aware of the benefits of olive oil amid a growing demand for gourmet products.

Oct. 8, 2010

Producers in Peru Concerned About Subsidized Olive Oil Imports

Peru's olive oil imports have grown from 8,000 to 29,000 liters in just two years and could lead to the closure of new processing plants according to local producers.

Sep. 29, 2010

Spain's Bogaris Seeks Olive Groves in the U.S. and Chile

The diversified group of real estate, energy and agribusiness companies with headquarters in Seville, Spain predicts new acquisitions of olive plantations in Chile and the U.S. by 2012.

Sep. 21, 2010

Argentina Proposes Wine Sector Control of Olive Oil Market

Argentinean farmers, businessmen and olive agency representatives have come out in force against a draft bill that proposes to give control of the olive market to Argentina’s wine regulator.

Sep. 8, 2010

Aid for Andalusian Olive Farmers Battling Fruit Fly

One of the olive grove’s worst enemies, the insect could cause millions of euros of losses if not combated before the next harvest, which begins in December.

Aug. 24, 2010

Uruguay Inaugurates Breakthrough Lab for Olive Oil Evaluation

To ensure Uruguayan olive oil meets IOC criteria, the project will also fund a tasting panel accustomed to the sensory qualities necessary for international certification.

Aug. 18, 2010

Severe Winter Damages San Juan Olive Plantations

The cold weather in San Juan, Argentina over the past weeks is similar to 2007 when nearly 70 percent of the province's olive groves were lost due to the drop in temperature.

Aug. 13, 2010

Argentina Advises Bolivia on Olive Oil Production

"We wanted to create cooperative ties with our sister republic Bolivia because we felt that we had accumulated experience that we could share." Jorge Ortiz

Jul. 28, 2010

Workshops in Chile Seek to Improve Olive Oil Production

The program will seek solutions for current problems facing the Chilean olive oil sector such as low levels of production and poor handling of the pruning process.

Jul. 21, 2010

Investing in the Future of Olive Oil in Argentina

“I have joined the many dreamers from diverse geographical locations who believe in the potential for agribusiness in Argentina and in our ability to achieve it.” Luis Feld

Jul. 15, 2010

Chilean Group Angelini Invests 3 Million Euros in Olive Oil Mill

In Chile, Angelini is going to invest more than 3 Million Euros in the construction of what will become one of the country’s most prominent olive oil mills.

Jul. 14, 2010

Argentina Olive Oil Restrictions Threaten EU-Mercosur Deal

Negotiations seeking a free trade agreement are in danger because of supposed Argentinean restrictions against the entrance of European olive oil imports.

Jul. 5, 2010

Industry Up-And-Comer Argentina to Host Olive Oil Forum

Industry leaders are eager to tap into the budding Argentinean market which is set to become a respected producer of quality olive oil.

Jun. 30, 2010

Argentina Olive Oil Plan Derived From Wine Industry Success

A proposal to adapt the existing business strategies of the booming Argentinean wine industry to the olive oil sector.

Jun. 21, 2010

Syria, Venezuela Sign Olive Oil Trade Agreement

Syria will soon distribute some two thousand tons of olive oil throughout South America via the Venezuelan economic network.

Jun. 16, 2010

Tough Going for Argentine Olive Oil Industry

A weaker euro, poor climatic conditions and a labor shortage have contributed to the growing difficulties in the Argentinean olive oil industry.