Production

May. 23, 2022

Global Olive Oil Production Expected to Slip to 2.9M Tons

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects olive oil consumption, exports, imports and ensign stocks to decrease as well.

May. 23, 2022

A New Era of Olive Farming Dawns in Molise

Authorities, producer associations and farmers are working together in the southern Italian region to restore abandoned groves and attract young farmers.

May. 20, 2022

After 10 Successful Years Farming, Mother-Daughter Team Pivots to Oleotourism

The producers behind the Groves on 41 have parlayed award-winning production into a tourism operation focused on sustainable farming and cooking with olive oil.

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May. 18, 2022

Award-Winning Olive Grower Becomes a Role Model for Young Farmers

Danijala Lalin hopes to use her success at the NYIOOC to build an agricultural brand and inspire other young farmers to do the same.

May. 18, 2022

Meet the Producer Who Swapped Her L.A. Law Office for California’s Central Coast

Kathryn Keeeler brings the same vigor and due diligence from the legal world to the olive oil one, with award-winning results.

May. 18, 2022

Producers Anticipate Another Bumper Crop in Uruguay

Excellent weather and the widespread adaptation of agricultural best practices mean Uruguayan producers expect a bountiful harvest once again.

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May. 4, 2022

Olive Oil Market Stable in E.U. Short-Term Outlook

Despite the war in Ukraine, olive oil prices are expected to remain steady. E.U.production and consumption will rise. Exports will fall.

May. 4, 2022

Researchers Reintroduce Bats to Andalusian Olive Groves to Combat Pests

Following research in Spain and Portugal, the LIFE Olivares Vivos project aims to reintroduce bats to olive groves, bringing more efficient pest control and soil fertilization.

May. 3, 2022

Students and Teachers at Croatian Elementary School Celebrate NYIOOC Success

The Catholic Primary School in Šibenik, Dalmatia is the first school (excluding universities) to win an award at the World Olive Oil Competition.

May. 3, 2022

Italy to Invest €3 Billion in Olive Oil Sector in Bid to Boost Production and Quality

The funds will come from a combination of national and European schemes to help improve infrastructure, technology and knowledge.

Apr. 29, 2022

South African Producers Hope for Winning Harvest

While high quality producers in the country wait for the results of the 2022 NYIOOC, the local industry is optimistic about the incoming harvest.

Apr. 28, 2022

Authorities in Italy Envision a Post-Xylella Puglia

Italian authorities have earmarked €50 million to help private businesses plant new crops in destroyed olive groves and improve overall biodiversity in the region.

Apr. 26, 2022

A Bittersweet Harvest Season for Greek Producers

Olive oil of high quality, medium quantity and average prices with increased production costs amid adverse weather were the main characteristics of the harvesting season in Greece.

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Mar. 17, 2022

Officials in Puglia Approve New Plan to Stem Spread of Xylella Fastidiosa

The goal is to monitor and combat the bacteria outbreaks that have been destroying traditional and monumental olive groves for nearly a decade.

Mar. 16, 2022

How a Practical Joke Led to Award-Winning Olive Oil

On a whim, two cousins from Zagreb started growing olives 15 years ago. Now, they are entering the NYIOOC once again and hoping for Gold.

Mar. 16, 2022

Med-Gold Project Will Present New Climate Service Tool for Farmers This Month

An online conference is scheduled for March 29 and 30. Attendees will get the chance to see how early adopters are using the new climate services.

Mar. 11, 2022

Crisis Spurred Spartan Olive Oil to Forge a Brighter Future

After the 2008 financial crisis, a Greek-American returned to their homeland to breathe new life into a centuries-old olive oil culture.

Mar. 9, 2022

Argentina Receives Its First Geographical Indication for Olive Oil

Local producers and officials believe the country’s first PGI will promote the local Arauco variety and hope other regions will follow.

Mar. 8, 2022

Wildfires Are Becoming More Frequent and Intense Globally, Researchers Find

Olive farmers in the Mediterranean basin are among those at the highest risk of increasing and more intense wildfires.

Mar. 7, 2022

From Champagne to EVOO: An Award-Winning Italian Producer Embraces His French Heritage

Vazart & Sons combine scale with technology and tradition to continue their generations-long pursuit of excellence in agricultural production.

Mar. 7, 2022

Rome Joins Olive Oil Tourism Network Città dell'Olio

The Italian capital has formally joined Città dell'Olio to promote olive oil culture, oleotourism and the restoration of abandoned groves.

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