2023 harvest

Jun. 10, 2024

Farmers in Greece Witness the Impacts of Climate Change After Historically Low Harvest

Farmers and millers throughout Greece have reported that climate change is making it increasingly difficult to produce award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

May. 28, 2024

Spanish Olive Oil Production Continues to Beat Expectations

While this year’s yield remains significantly below the five-year average, it exceeded initial expectations by 11 percent and surpassed last year’s historically poor harvest by 28 percent.

May. 16, 2024

A Silver Lining for Some Moroccan Producers After Poor Harvest

Olive oil production recovered from the lows of the previous harvest, but remained significantly below the five-year average. Still, some producers celebrated award-winning quality.

May. 7, 2024

European Olive Oil Supply Hits Decade-Low

A production drop and low stocks have kept prices high, tempering demand.

Apr. 24, 2024

The Lasting Strain on Israeli Olive Growers Six Months After Devastating Attack

The October 7th attack came as olive growers were preparing for the harvest and fundamentally changed how Israelis feel about their country.

Apr. 16, 2024

Algerian Olive Oil Sector Maintains Momentum Despite Poor Harvest

Olive oil production in the 2023/24 crop year is expected to be about 50 percent below average. Still, officials are confident that the sector is poised to grow.

Feb. 22, 2024

Italian Farmers, Producers Confirm Production Rebound

Olive oil production for the 2023/24 crop year was bolstered by strong harvests in the south.

Feb. 19, 2024

A Dismal Harvest Concludes in Greece

With the country’s olive oil production almost halved compared to last year, record prices at origin have shaped a market searching for equilibrium.

Feb. 19, 2024

How One Producer Deals with Rising Volumes and A Shorter Harvest in France

In the South of France, the producer behind Mas des Bories manages a bumper harvest and a shorter window to mill.

Feb. 19, 2024

Conflict and Weather Extremes Dwindle Lebanese Harvest

The cross-border fire between the militant group Hezbollah and Israel has resulted in thousands of Lebanese fleeing north and even more olives left unharvested.

Feb. 13, 2024

Local Mils in France Are All the Rage

An ample harvest and high prices have led to a surge in activity and investments in community mills.

Feb. 7, 2024

Oleocampo's 3,500 Members Overcome Harvest Challenges with Quality Intact

Farmers in the massive Jaén-based cooperative sacrificed yield for a tenth straight year of award-winning quality.

Jan. 29, 2024

Production in Spain Expected to Fall Short of Initial Estimates

Production estimates range from 680,000 to 755,000 tons for the 2023/24 crop year, below expectations at the start of the harvest.


Oct. 3, 2023

Optimism in Italy as Olive Harvest Gets Underway

While producers in southern Italy expect bumper crops, the fortunes of farmers in central and northern Italy are less certain.

Sep. 28, 2023

Olive Oil Production Expected to Fall Below 1M Tons in Spain

Anticipation of a second-consecutive poor harvest in the world’s largest olive oil producer means prices are likely to keep rising.

Sep. 26, 2023

A Successful Harvest in South Africa Amid Rolling Blackouts

Power cuts reached a few bleak milestones this year, but the country's producers were undeterred.

Sep. 25, 2023

Olive Farmers in Puglia Face Catastrophic Harvest After Autumn Storms

The damage to the southern Italian region’s olive trees is expected to drive up prices in the short term and lower production in future harvests.

Sep. 25, 2023

Jaén Co-op Warns of €1B Loss for Province’s Olive Sector

After last year's historically poor harvest, producers in Jaén warn another is about to start. The Agri-Food Cooperative of Jaén warns the result will be a staggering financial loss.

Sep. 25, 2023

Morocco's Olive Harvest Expected to Rebound, Despite Headwinds

Despite a hot and dry summer, recent rain has improved conditions, with more expected in the coming weeks. Officials expect production to improve compared to last year.

Sep. 18, 2023

Storms in Greece Flood Olive Groves, Damage Trees

Heavy rain and hailstorms swept across Greece, damaging olive trees ahead of the upcoming harvest and raising concerns over the spread of disease.

Sep. 14, 2023

Syria Restricts Olive Oil Exports as Harvest Outlook Worsens

Olive oil production in Syria is expected to fall by 50 percent in the 2023/24 crop year. Authorities have banned exports to prevent price rises.