Africa and The Middle East

Tunisia Seeks Renewal Through the Olive Tree

Seven years after a sweeping revolution in 2011 ended a decades-long dictatorship, production of high-quality extra-virgin olive oil has become a symbol of renewal and rallying call.

Tunisia: Land of the Olive Tree

An Olive Oil Times reporter traveled to Tunisia to better understand this nation’s olive oil and learn about efforts to increase exports, which was the focus of the second edition of the Olive Festival of Sfax.
Special Report

Cape Town on Verge of Running Out of Water

Residents have been restricted to 50 liters of water a day before city taps are projected to be turned off in April.

Egypt Moves to Join Olive Council

Egypt's membership in the International Olive Council was revoked in 2017 after it failed to sign an agreement on changes to standards of olive cultivation, production and trading.
Olive Oil Times Special

Tunisia Sees Opportunity in Organic Production

Ninety-five percent of Tunisia’s olive groves are tended using traditional practices without the use of any pesticides.

Olive Tourism in Jordan

A local tourism company is promoting visits to olive farms in Umm Qais, northern Jordan.
Special Report

Project to Plant Acacia Trees in Tunisia Combats Desertification

The brainchild of a 29-year-old women social entrepreneur, a project in Tunisia plants acacia trees to address water scarcity and desertification.

Mystery Behind High Lebanese Olive Oil Prices Solved

The Lebanese olive oil industry is facing another threat: cheap imports are flooding the market.