2020 olive harvest

Jan. 19, 2022

Olive Council: Production Expected to Rebound in 2021/22 Crop Year

Olive oil production decreased by nearly eight percent in 2020/21 along with consumption. Both are expected to rebound during the current crop year.

Jul. 19, 2021

Olive Oil Consumption Holds Steady as Production Slips, Latest Data Shows

International Olive Council figures revealed a dip in global production, imports and exports, while consumption held.

Jun. 9, 2021

Italian Agriculture Fell in 2020, Olive Oil Sector Hit Hardest, Report Finds

While the Covid-19 pandemic severely damaged the entire agricultural sector, a government recovery plan could help by focusing on a sustainable transition to the future.

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Feb. 25, 2021

Extreme Weather Takes Toll on Andalusian Olive Harvest

Production is expected to be around 300,000 tons lower than previously estimated, according to the regional government.

Feb. 24, 2021

Spanish Exports of Bottled Olive Oil to U.S. Drop 80 Percent

The news comes as Spain’s Food Information and Control Agency announced that production would be about 200,000 tons lower than initially estimated.

Feb. 24, 2021

Hardships in Lebanon Shift Focus to Exports

A devaluing local currency coupled with the scarcity of hard currencies has made production more expensive. Producers are turning to exports as a solution.

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Dec. 22, 2020

Producers in Greece Adapt to Challenging Harvest

Greek producers have shown resourcefulness in dealing with the exceptional challenges of the 2020 harvest, supported by their knowledge of the industry and their clients.

Dec. 18, 2020

Global Olive Oil Production Dips to Four-Year Low

Tunisia, Italy, Portugal and Algeria experienced the largest production decreases. Lower yields throughout much of the world were partially offset by a bumper harvest in Spain and a good year in Morocco.

Dec. 18, 2020

California Yield Will Be Lower than Predicted

Climate and Covid-19 complicated the harvest for many producers as they entered an off-year, but quality is reportedly as high as ever.

Dec. 14, 2020

Pandemic and Weather Extremes Compound an Off-Year in Turkey

Bad springtime weather and logistic challenges have made what was expected to be a tough year even worse.

Dec. 4, 2020

Italian Olive Oil Production Off by Nearly a Third This Year, Forecasts Suggest

The most significant drops in yield have been reported in the south, while northern and central Italy recorded some increases.

Nov. 18, 2020

Second Wave of Covid Hampers Harvest in Greece

A newly-imposed lockdown has brought Greece to a standstill and created a logistical nightmare for olive growers. Some health experts believe the start of the harvest is partly responsible for the spread of the virus.

Nov. 17, 2020

Portugal Projects Record-Setting Exports

Exports are expected to reach €600 million -- a strong confirmation of the growing role of olive oil production in the national economy.

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Aug. 31, 2020

Mounting Concerns in Greece as Harvest Nears

The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and persistently low olive oil prices remain the biggest worries for producers.

Aug. 27, 2020

Worker Shortages Problematic for Italian Farms as Harvest Nears

The usual influx of seasonal workers who come to harvest apples, grapes and olives in Italy has been interrupted. Travel restrictions related to Covid-19 has politicians and farmers worried that key crops will not be picked in time.

Aug. 21, 2020

Spain's Farmers Welcome Low Harvest Forecasts

An official for one of Spain’s main agricultural unions argues that steadily rising global consumption paired with a decrease in production may lead to more demand for Spanish olive oil and cause prices to rise.

Jul. 16, 2020

Tariff Threats, Covid Aftermath Hang Over Spain's Table Olive Harvest

Table olive producers are expecting a slightly better harvest this year than they had in 2019. In spite of this, uncertainty over the future of the sector remains.

Jul. 10, 2020

E.U. Olive Oil Production Expected to Hit 5-Year High

The European Commission estimates production will rise to 2.3 million tons in the coming crop year.

Jun. 29, 2020

Production Declines Again in Argentina

While some producers simply entered an off-year in 2020, others had trouble finding workers to harvest their olives. Low global olive oil prices have also made production less profitable for all in the sector.

Jun. 18, 2020

Tough Times for Producers in Jordan's Jerash Province

Ever-changing weather, marketplace turmoil and a surplus of olive oil have severely impacted local farmers and cast a shadow on the coming season

Jun. 18, 2020

South African Producers Share Realities of Harvesting During Lockdown

Even with ongoing water shortages and the challenge of working during a lockdown, growers anticipate a good harvest.

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