European Union

European Union

ASAJA Jaén Calls on Local Governments to Waive Property Taxes for Olive Growers

The agricultural organization argues that town and local governments int he province have waived taxes in year's with bad droughts, when olive crops were low, and should do so again this year in order to protect local farmers from low prices.

First Estimates for 2019/2020 World Olive Oil Production Released in Spain

Spanish crop will likely drop, but better yields are expected in Italy and Greece as well as an increase in the global overall production.
European Union

Ghedira Re-elected Executive Director of IOC

Several incumbents retained their positions at the top of the International Olive Council hierarchy, but not without controversy as Italy again missed out on a leadership role and Israel's representative was unable to vote.

Italian Producers Explain What It Takes to Succeed in a Tough Campaign

Harvesting at the right time, proper stewardship of the land, attention to details, teamwork, perseverance, and passion were all listed by award-winning Italian producers as the reasons for their success.
Business

Rallies Planned to Protest Olive Oil Prices in Seville

Two agricultural advocacy groups have called on olive oil producers, olive growers and the public at large to protest low olive oil prices in the Andalusian capital.

Spain Seeks Self-Regulation for Olive Oil Sector

Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has asked the European Union whether its olive oil sector can self-regulate. Advocates hope the measure will stabilize olive oil prices.

Europe Updates Xylella Risk Assessment

An update to EFSA's 2015 assessment concludes the plant disease has not been eradicated, but control measures have contained its spread.

200,000 Olive Farms in Spain Could Vanish in Next Decade, Report Finds

According to a new study, more than 320,000 acres of traditional olive groves are abandoned and 1.2 million acres more could be also lost, equal to one-fifth of the total land area of all Spanish olive groves.