2019 Olive Harvest

Production Stagnates in Egypt as Harvest Approaches

As millions of new olive trees are planted, another poor harvest is predicted after a cold winter and hot growing season.

How Climate Change Has Impacted the 2019 Harvest

Drought isn’t the only obstacle climate change throws in the way of olive oil producers. In a white paper on the effect of climate change on European agriculture, the evidence of climate change is “solid and real."
Special Report

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.

Spain’s Harvest Estimates Continue to Grow

Previous predictions estimated that Spanish production would hover at about one million tons over the summer. The latest estimate predicts a 20-percent higher yield.
Olive Oil Times Special

Tunisia Expects Record-Setting Harvest

Thanks to above average rainfall, Tunisia is set for a record harvest, with predictions of a yield of 350,000 tons.

As Harvest Begins, Croatian Producers Anticipate High Quality, If Not Quantity

While production figures are expected to decrease for the fourth consecutive year, quality is anticipated to be as high as ever.
Special Report

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Olive Harvest Underway in Italy

Some producers are already at work, while many others are getting ready for a new olive oil campaign committed to the highest standards of quality.