olive oil production

Olive Oil Prices to Surge Due to Drought in Mediterranean Region

Mediterranean countries including Spain, Greece, and Italy have seen a sharp fall in production due to the hot, dry conditions that have prevailed.

Portugal’s Skyrocketing Olive Oil Industry

In 2016, Portugal became the seventh largest olive oil producer and the fourth largest olive oil exporting country.
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WMO Confirms 2016 Was Hottest Year on Record

Carbon dioxide emissions also reached record levels, while sea temperatures rose, and many parts of the world experienced incidences of extreme weather.

Ultrasound Can Improve EVOO Extraction

Researchers have developed an affordable extraction system using ultrasound that can improve quality and increase yield.
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Is a Perfect Storm Brewing for California’s Olive Oil Industry?

Headwinds for Europe's olive oil market appear to bode well for California's growing industry.

How Cold Temperatures Can Help Olive Production

Very low temperatures and snow can have positive effects on olive trees by reducing the olive fruit fly population, containing fungal diseases and aerating the soil.
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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.

Serra da Mantiqueira: Brazil’s Pioneer EVOO Region

A couple of years before the turn of the century a handful of Brazilian farmers cleared fields and planted small areas of olive trees. The results were impressive and Serra da Mantiqueira became Brazil's new olive oil darling.