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Economic Downturn Spurs Return to Family Farms

In the face of economic hardships, many young Greeks return to work the family olive groves that have been kept in their families for generations.

Route To Sustainable Tourism In Greece Lined With Olive Oil

Olive oil has great potential in marketing Greek tourism destinations and can be used as a tool of sustainable development, a researcher noted.

3rd Cretan Olive Oil Competition: Impressive Results in a Difficult Year

The third edition of the competition had more entries and a higher percentage of organic olive oils than in previous years.

Project in Greece Converts Olive Cultivation Into a Climate Management Tool

For four years, the oLIVE CLIMA Project in Greece has tackled challenges posed by climate change in the Mediterranean by introducing innovative techniques to convert olive cultivation into a climate management tool.
Special Report

Greeks Stock Up on Staples Before Tax Increase

Taxes in Greece will increase on January 1st on basic products such as tobacco, coffee and olive oil. Locals and traders are stocking up before the higher costs take effect.

Lower Output in Greece Blamed on Climate

Affected by extended heat and fly attacks, Greece's annual olive oil output is forecast to drop by 17 percent, and Italy's more than double that. Still, Greece remains a surplus country with a loyal client base and strong export potential.
Olive Oil Times Special

New Method for Identifying Olive Cultivars

The identification olive cultivars according to the appearance of leaves and fruit is expected to serve as the basis for a phone app and contributions to a new international olive tree database.

Greek Farmers Expect Lower Yields as Harvest Nears

The olive fly, a heat wave, and a drought are likely to lead to a reduced production of 200,000 to 250,000 metric tons of olive oil in Greece this year.