May. 21, 2020
Olive oil from the Jaén region has been approved by the European Commission for PGI status and added to the official register of 1,470 protected products.
May. 15, 2020
Among the first winners of the 2020 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition are farmers from Campania, Puglia and Sicily.
May. 11, 2020
Sicilian farmers struggle with drought and a severe sales slump as consumers move to cheaper, imported oil blends, leaving premium local EVOOs on grocery shelves.
May. 7, 2020
Spanish researchers have produced a biodegradable and compostable plastic from olive-pit waste to be used in packaging products.
May. 7, 2020
The population's priorities will shift in a post-coronavirus world, demanding ethical and sustainable production from farmers and distributors in the years ahead.
Apr. 21, 2020
Italian olive oil production reached 365,000 tons, an increase of 110 percent compared to 2018 and 25,000 tons higher than initial estimates. Consumption, imports and exports also increased.
Apr. 20, 2020
The disease could cost billions, as almost all producing areas of the three countries are susceptible to the bacterium due to the prevailing climatic conditions.
Apr. 17, 2020
Spain's leading non-profit focused on agribusiness is deploying and testing a series of new early detection methods, biocontrol programs and biostimulants to help stem the spread of two deadly olive tree pathogens.
Apr. 8, 2020
South Africa is in lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the necessary permits, EVOO producers continue harvesting.
Apr. 6, 2020
As the coronavirus spreads through Argentina, olive growers and oil producers are facing complications both during and after the harvest. Small producers are likely to be impacted the most.
Jan. 13, 2020
Australia's olive growers have mostly been spared from the wildfires that have been ravaging the country. Persistent drought, however, continues to cause concern.
Jan. 10, 2020
Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.
Jan. 10, 2020
In 2019, Uruguay quadrupled its olive oil production relative to the previous year. As trees come into maturity, production is likely to continue trending upwards.
Jan. 2, 2020
Investments in high-density groves and modern mills are driving Portugal's rise among olive oil producers.
Dec. 20, 2019
The new method detects salivary sheafs left by the infecting vectors on the plant, which then allows farmers to determine whether the trees have been infected before they begin to show symptoms of the citrus greening disease.
Dec. 19, 2019
The latest figures from Ismea, in collaboration with Unaprol, show Italy’s olive oil production is expected to exceed 300,000 tons this year.