South America

In Western Argentina, Rising Energy Costs Worry Some Olive Growers

As Argentina's energy minister deregulates the sector and electricity costs shoot up, olive farmers are feeling the effects.

CEO of Largest Olive Oil Company Calls the Industry’s Business Model ‘Broken’

Pierluigi Tosato spoke today to a group representing major importers and said the industry was going about it all wrong.
Special Report

Production, Exports and Quality Main Issues for South American Producers

Representatives of the South American olive sector and government allies discussed the future of the sector, including the potential for an Olive Coordination Board for the Americas.

Olive Council Session Returns to S. America

The 107th meeting of the organization will take place next month in Buenos Aires and will be followed by a seminar on olive growing in the Americas.
Olive Oil Times Special

Optimism Abounds in Argentina Olive Sector

Olive oil production is expected to grow by as much as 20 percent by 2019.

Deoleo Agrees to Settle Lawsuit for $7 Million

The Spanish olive oil behemoth will settle with plaintiffs, paying out $7 million as well as agreeing to change labels and take measures to improve quality.
Special Report

Beef and Olive Oil Deal Breakers in Ongoing EU-Mercosur Talks

Sensitive agricultural products are the sticking points in the almost two-decade-long negotiations of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement.

Poor Olive Harvests in Europe Lead to Boom in Exports From Mendoza

Olive oil sales in Mendoza doubled this year, mostly to Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States, Mexico and Spain.