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French Farmers Get Outside Help to ‘Professionalize’ EVOO Production

After an improved yet unexceptional olive harvest in France, olive growers are turning to a Spanish company for help.

French Olive Sector Calls 2016 Harvest ‘Catastrophic’

At its general assembly, the president of the French olive grower's association called on members to implement changes or watch the country's olive sector die a slow death.
Special Report

Olive Oil Scandal Uncovered in France

120 tons of Spanish olives were milled in Provence and sold with the prestigious AOP labels of the region.

2014 Production Woes Extend to France

While not at the scale of neighboring Italy and Spain, France shared the pain of the infamous 2014 harvest.
Olive Oil Times Special

French Growers Encouraged to Go Organic

French olive oil producers are being encouraged to go organic.

Barjol Attends Trade Group Meeting in France

The director of the International Olive Council presented an update on world production, imports, exports and consumption.
Special Report

French Association AFIDOL Blames Bad Weather for €300k Loss

The French interprofessional organization recently introduced stickers to help consumers identify olives and olive oil produced in France.

For French Olive Oil Producers, Less is More

Olive oil production in France is tiny compared to its neighbors and there's a "problem with notoriety." Jean Benoit Hugues shares what the interprofessional association Afidol plans to do about lifting the profile, and sales, of French olive oil.