South America

Chile on Track to Surpass 19 Percent Growth in Olive Oil Production

Projected to exceed 22,000 tons of olive oil production in 2016, Chile has overcome adverse climate conditions with a savvy combination of efficiency and a sharp focus on quality.

Brazilian Politics: 10, Olive Oil: 0

Olive oil producers like Rafael Marchetti find themselves in a catch-22. Whereas their niche food industry is welcomed and needed in Brazil, the political and economic whirlwind sweeping the country doesn't seem like it will end anytime soon.
Special Report

World Olive Oil Production Slips, Brazilian Imports Sharply Lower

The latest figures from the International Olive Council predict a 7-percent drop in production and sharply lower imports by Brazil after years of growth.

Project Aims to Bring Social Change through Olive Oil in Brazil

Social Trees wants to plant thousands of olive trees, producing olive oil in support of youth education in the Rio Grande do Sul region’s poorer communities.
Olive Oil Times Special

How Terroir Affects EVOO Quality in Chile

A recent study found that the geographical location had a greater influence on the concentration of sensory compounds in extra virgin olive oil than cultivars.

Deoleo Partners with Ecuadorian Firm to Bottle and Distribute Carbonell Lines

Spanish olive oil giant and makers of Carbonell, Deoleo, spoke with Olive Oil Times about expanding its presence in Latin America as part of an agreement with La Fabril, a leading Ecuadorian company.
Special Report

Sol D’Oro Southern Edition Recognizes Region’s Top Producers

The Verona-based competition held its first southern edition in the Chilean capital, bringing together producers from South America, South Africa and Australia.

Peru Conference Hopes to Bridge Research and Production

Peru plans to bridge gap between research and production today at the International Innovation Forum in Tacna.