South America

Peru Rediscovers Its Own Olive Oils

Peru has a centenary tradition of olive cultivation which started in the colonial period but was soon interrupted. In the last decades, the spotlight on gastronomy and Peruvian cuisine has created a renewed interest in domestic olive oil production.

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.
Special Report

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.

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 Oil Times Special

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.

Optimism Abounds in Argentina Olive Sector

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

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.

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.