Spain

Study in Spain Confirms Olive Tree as Strategic Crop to Recover Biodiversity

Olive groves have lost a lot of their biodiversity, but according to new findings of a study in Andalusia, there still are opportunities for recovery.

Masía El Altet: Valencia’s Gold Standard

At nearly 3,000 ft above sea level in Valencia, Masía El Altet is placed at the turning point where the Mediterranean climate starts receiving continental influences.
Special Report

Montsagre: Picual Perfection Among the Empeltre

This is Empeltre territory, an area which comprises the Bajo Aragón region, the Ebro valley and the Terra Alta in Tarragona. It is also home to Albert Barrobés and his family's award-winning Picual.

Deoleo Steadfast on Strategy as Profits Fall Further

A "price war" in North America, consumer mistrust in Italy and a weakening dollar have cut into Deoleo's bottom line.
Olive Oil Times Special

In Spain, Exports Grow While Consumption Falls

After drought and disease clouded export forecasts, the Spanish government is optimistic that they are in an upswing. The same is not true for consumption though as research shows Spaniards are perpetually using less olive oil.

Major Spanish Cooperative Under Fire for Importing and Exporting Practices

Dcoop faces a €2.8 million fine from the Spanish authorities as well as scrutiny from the rest of the sector for what are seen as anti-competitive market practices.
Special Report

Spain, E.U. React to U.S. Tariffs on Spanish Olives

"All possible options" are on the table as the European Commission decides how to react to US tariffs. In Andalusia, members of the provincial government have already set out to lobby Brussels and Madrid for action.

Andalusia Pledges Big Investment in Olive Sector

More than €60 million will be provided to farmers and agricultural associations to invest in irrigation infrastructure and new technology.