Andalusia

EU Helps Sustainable Growers in Spain, But US Tariffs on Table Olives Loom

As Europe helps farmers adopt sustainable agricultural practices in olive groves, the legality of proposed U.S. tariffs on Spanish table olives is contested.

Xylella Fastidiosa Threatens Andalusia

A deadly, fast-spreading bacteria that poses a lethal threat to olive trees has been detected on the Spanish mainland for the first time -- putting half of the world's olive oil supply at risk.
Special Report

Andalusia’s Exports Reach Record €2.5 Billion

The Spanish region surpassed €2.5 billion in olive oil exports in 2016, setting a new record.

Spanish Cooperatives Meet in Córdoba

Major Spanish cooperatives gathered early this week to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their collaboration as well as estimated production.
Olive Oil Times Special

Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its ‘Sea of Olives’

The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.

Schoolchildren Celebrate ‘Andalusia Day’ with Traditional Breakfast of Toast and Olive Oil

In celebration of Andalucía Day, the region distributes thousands of bottles of olive oil to schools, encouraging children to eat one of Spain’s most traditional breakfast dishes, toast with olive oil.
Special Report

Farmers’ Union in Jaén Calls for Official EU Production Estimates

The world’s top-producing olive region claims other countries’ lack of transparency harms Spanish producers.

Andalucia Journal: Life Among the Groves

While the processes used to harvest and cultivate olives for oil have changed a little over the years, the culture of olive oil production here hasn't.