olive oil production

Italy’s Cooperatives: Strength in Numbers

Cooperatives of Italian olive growers reached the highest standards thanks to smootly-running incentive systems, while helping small scale proucers enter the market.

Olive Oil Production and Consumption Down

The latest data from the International Olive Council for the 2016/17 campaign reveal a decline in olive oil consumption, particularly in Europe. but the outlook for the 2017/18 season is better.
Special Report

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.

New Software Models Increase Efficiency of Olive Oil Production

This program takes factors such as the harvester's budget, potential climate risks and the level of synchronization between plantation and refineries into account before providing advice to olive growers.
Olive Oil Times Special

Drought Unlikely to Affect Yield, Say Some Greek Producers

Dry conditions over the last six months in Greece have created anxiety in the olive oil industry over yield this season. Producers are reporting, however, that their production might be better than expected.

World Olive Oil Production Figures for 2017 Show Mixed Results

The current season looks mediocre after heat waves and droughts affected some areas over the summer.
Special Report

California Olive Ranch: Defying Tradition

With a focus on technology, Gregg Kelley and his team seek to produce high-quality olive oil on a large scale.

What Does the Future Hold for Pitted Olive Oils?

With more producers taking advantage of advances in milling technology, are pitted oils set to become a more common sight on store shelves or are they destined to remain a niche product?