Africa and The Middle East

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.
Special Report

Tunisian Olive Oil Industry Reaches New Heights

The Tunisian olive oil is flourishing after the Europe's decision to waive taxes on Tunisian oil imports and grant substantial financial help to the country.

Moroccan Farmers Combat Climate Change With Olive Trees and Innovation

Climate change is altering Morocco's landscape and creating serious challenges for the agricultural sector. In the Al Haouz province, resilient farmers took steps to adapt, and they have a burgeoning olive industry to show for it.
Olive Oil Times Special

Tunisian President Celebrates 90th Birthday by Hosting 2020 Conference

2020 was not Tunisia's first attempt at luring international investors. In 2014 Tunisia hosted 'Invest in Tunisia' which failed to seduce foreign money.

Low Algerian Olive Oil Exports Blamed on ‘Persistent Social Hurdles’

The region of Kabylia produces around nine million liters of olive oil annually but has struggled to export its oil because of deeply-rooted social hurdles.
Special Report

Gas Company’s Olive Oil Press Fails to Ease Tensions on Tunisian Island

Petrofac's donation of a modern olive oil press to Kerkennah has failed as an olive branch for healing the island's wounds

U.N. Helps Moroccan Cooperative Boost Production Despite Drought

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has teamed up with a rural Moroccan cooperative in order to boost the local olive oil industry.