Africa and The Middle East

FAO Launches Xf Prevention Program in North Africa and Middle East

The program will work to improve the technical capacity of local institutions and farmers and raise awareness on how to prevent the spread of Xf through early detection, diagnosis, monitoring, and phytosanitary measures.

Olive Oil Scammers Busted in Ghana

Four brands were outed by the agency: Kazmor, Pino, Holy Olive Oil and one named, ominously "Quality Olive Oil."
Special Report

Planting of Over 300,000 Olive Trees Underway in Pothohar, Pakistan

Under a five-year plan initiated in 2015, the agriculture department of Pakistan's Punjab province is providing two million olive saplings free of charge to farmers in the Pothohar region.

Jerusalem Hosts 7th ‘TerraOlivo’ Competition

TerraOlivo celebrated its 7th edition with olive oils from 19 different countries. The big winner was Spain, followed by brands from Israel.
Olive Oil Times Special

Shimon Lavee’s Great Legacy

Lavee helped plant and cultivate countless olive trees throughout the world for more than four decades. His important contributions and generous spirit will live on in their roots and branches for generations to come.

Wastelands for Olive Farming in Punjab

The Punjab Government in Pakistan plans to use the naturally well-drained soil and climatic conditions of Punjab wastelands to promote olive farming.
Special Report

EU to Import 70,000 Tons of Duty-Free Tunisian Olive Oil to Help Recovery Since Terror Attacks

European Members of Parliament have endorsed a plan to help the Tunisian economy in the wake of last year’s terrorists attacks by allowing 70,000 tons of duty-free olive oil imports.

In Morocco, a Program to Improve Agricultural and Industrial Practices in the Olive Sector

Representing five percent of the country's gross domestic product, olive production is one of the focal points of the Green Morocco Project, or Plan Maroc Vert.