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The Give and Take of French Cultivars

Local olive varieties in France are known for their sensory qualities, if not for their yields.

Greeks Optimistic About Upcoming Harvest

Most producers are expecting a good harvest amid more favorable growing conditions than last year.
Business

Xylella Spreads to Olive Trees in France

The two infected olive trees, which were kept for ornamental purposes, were detected in the towns of Antibes and Menton.

Italy Failed to Fulfil Obligations to Prevent Spread of Xylella, EU Court Finds

The EU Court's judgment concluded the first phase of an infringement procedure opened in 2015 and found Italy liable for the payment of court costs.

Table Olive Yield Predictions in Spain Move Lower

From an original yield of 590,000 tons, Spain's Interprofessional Table Olive Association has already revised this figure down by more than 10 percent. Depending on climatic conditions, the final yield could be even lower.

Optimistic Forecasts for Harvest in Italy

Under the current conditions, the yield could exceed 315,000 tons -- lower than the average of the last decade, but still better than in recent years.
Special Report

Syrian Women Given the Chance to Learn New Skills From Italian Farmers

Seven small-scale Syrian farmers were given new hope for a better future as they learned new skills from farming communities in Piedmont and Liguria.

Portugal Anticipates Record Yield

A 40-percent increase in olive oil production is expected when harvesting begins in October. Total production is expected to reach 140,000 tons, up from 100,000 tons last year.