Production

Jan. 10, 2022

Italy’s Farchioni Becomes First Major Olive Oil Company to Receive Sustainability Certification

The company's environmental reports fall in line with the Untied Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals, Italian authorities confirmed.

Jan. 10, 2022

Pests Plague Wild Olives on Croatian Island as Producers Remain Steadfast

The olive borer, fly and moth have damaged olive trees on the island of Pag. Producers insist they will still manage to craft award-winning oils.

Dec. 22, 2021

Boundary Bend Co-Founder: Quality and Investment Are Key to Olive Oil’s Future

Rob McGavin said the industry needs to work together to succeed long-term, from technology-based solutions to emphasizing extra virgin olive oil’s health benefits.

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Dec. 16, 2021

Political and Economic Crises Complicate the Harvest in Lebanon

Rising production costs and a weak local currency have hampered the harvest for olive farmers.

Dec. 16, 2021

European Commission Predicts an Upward Trend in Production After This Year's Setback

Production and exports are expected to surge in Spain and Portugal. Italy will see modest production gains and fewer imports. Production in Greece is projected to fall.

Dec. 16, 2021

Harvest Unfolds with Mixed Results in Greece

A modest yield is expected in most of the producing regions of the country, with many producers pinning their hopes on quality.

Dec. 6, 2021

Global Olive Oil Production Will Reach 4.4M Tons by 2050, Expert Projects

Intensive groves will outnumber traditional farms thirty years from now, and the number of olive oil-producing countries will rise to 80, says Juan Vilar.

Dec. 6, 2021

Climate Extremes, Conflict Complicate Harvest in Palestine

Fighting in the West Bank are crippling the harvest, while climate change is blamed for lower yields in the Gaza Strip.

Dec. 6, 2021

Study: Traditional Olive Groves Absorb More Carbon than Intensive Ones

A study from the University of Jaén shows that traditional olive groves directly combat climate change and cause far less environmental damage than intensive cultivation methods.

Dec. 1, 2021

Award-Winning French Producer Looks to The Past to Meet Challenges of The Future

Maintaining organic farming methods and experimenting with ancient olive varieties are how Château d’Estoublon keeps its 500-year olive oil production history alive.

Dec. 1, 2021

New Olive Trees Are Being Planted in Xylella-Ravaged Puglia

A new law in Italy has changed monitoring and removal operations in Xylella-plagued areas. Funds are being used to replant trees and compensate millers.

Dec. 1, 2021

Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says

According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.

Nov. 30, 2021

Egypt Expects Lower Production After Extreme Weather Damages Groves

In many parts of Egypt, yields are expected to be between 50 and 80-percent below the average. However, producers are optimistic about the future.

Oct. 27, 2021

Sustainability, Innovation Guide This Award-Winning Producer in Apulia

From trying out new production methods to transforming waste into renewable energy, the producers behind Frantoio Muraglia have found a winning combination.

Oct. 27, 2021

Farmers in Apulia Deal with Drought, High Costs as Harvest Begins

Steep price rises for energy and fuel are adding unprecedented costs for producers. Meanwhile, agricultural associations warn drought-induced damage is worse than previously predicted.

Oct. 27, 2021

Heat and Drought Hamper Olive Harvest in Morocco

Olive production could fall by 30 percent from earlier forecasts. Experts expect the country to keep getting hotter and drier.

Oct. 26, 2021

Puglia Warns Farmers of Ineffective Xylella Fastidiosa Cures

Members of the regional balance commission said no product on the market can cure the Xylella fastidiosa bacteria, which continues to hurt producers across the region.

Oct. 26, 2021

Olive Oil Producers in Chile Hail a Record Yield

Chile produced 25,500 tons of olive oil in the 2020/21 crop year. But despite the bumper crop, exports fell substantially.

Oct. 26, 2021

As the Harvest Gets Underway in Croatia, Officials Provide Safety Tips to Farmers

From broken bones to poisonous bites, there is plenty of inherent danger when harvesting olives. Eye injuries are among the most prevalent in Croatia’s olive groves.

Oct. 21, 2021

In Tuscany, Farmers Cope With Climate Challenges While Striving for Top Quality

After last year's outstanding harvest, Tuscan producers are preparing for a lighter one. A hot and dry summer is partly to blame.

Oct. 20, 2021

European Olive Oil Exports Expected to Recover as Costs Rise

The latest short-term projections show limited growth in exports and steady production. While olive oil prices rose last year, so did production costs.

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