Africa and The Middle East

Tunisia’s Exports to EU Fall Despite Increased Duty-Free Quotas

Supplementary duty-free import quotas granted by the EU in 2016 have not resulted in an increase in Tunisian olive oil exports to the EU.

Production, Exports Down in Tunisia but Optimism Remains High

Tunisian olive oil production and exports are down for this season as the country plans further investments in the sector.
Special Report

Palestine Becomes Olive Council’s Newest Member

Palestine, a land where olives have been cultivated for thousands of years, signs the 2015 International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives, becoming the IOC's newest member.

Workshops Support Moroccan Olive Oil Sector

As part of the FAO's and EBRD's ongoing support to Morocco's olive oil sector, a series of workshops were organized during the first quarter of 2017.
Olive Oil Times Special

Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.

Demand for Egyptian Olive Oil Increases Following Currency Floatation

A devaluation of the Egyptian pound is making the country's olive oil exports more competitive in international markets.
Special Report

South African Olive Farmers Feel the Heat as Wildfires Take Their Toll

South Africa's olive industry is set to take a blow from recent wildfires that have plagued the Western Cape region, an area home to most of the country's olive farms.

Future Looms Large for South Africa’s Rio Largo

After taking home the Best in Class award for their robust Premium Blend in the 2016 New York International Olive Oil Competition, South Africa's Rio Largo is ready for a promising 2017.