Andalusia

Dec. 5, 2022

Farmers in Córdoba Fear Lasting Effects of Prolonged Drought

The lack of rainfall and scarce water resources mean trees may not receive enough water this winter to produce fruit and oil in 2023.

Dec. 1, 2022

Olive Pits Fuel Flights from Seville

Biofuel from olive pits and other organic waste cut carbon dioxide emissions of more than 200 flights by 200 tons.

Nov. 17, 2022

Drought, Heat Cut Almería Olive Harvest by Half

The local agricultural association said not every part of the province was impacted the same, with harvest decreases ranging from 30 to 70 percent.

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Nov. 2, 2022

Spain Lowers Barriers for Agricultural Workers to Access Wage Subsidies

The steep decline in olive production has decreased the amount of work for farm laborers in Spain and forced the government to expand its safety net.

Oct. 17, 2022

Olive Oil Aisles Result in Superior Supermarket Sales

Grouping all the olive oils in a single aisle and providing information about them resulted in an 18-percent increase in sales. Extra virgin olive oil sales rose 13 percent.

Oct. 6, 2022

Producers in Andalusia Brace for Second Worst Harvest on Record

Olive oil production in Andalusia is expected to be nearly 50 percent below the rolling five-year average. The table olive harvest will also be significantly lower.

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Jul. 13, 2022

Agricultural Incomes Rise in Andalusia, Boosted by Resurgent Olive Oil Sector

Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.

Jun. 15, 2022

Researchers Identify Compounds to Stem the Spread of Verticillium Wilt

In a controlled experiment, researchers from the University of Córdoba reduced the development of the disease by 70 percent.

Jun. 9, 2022

Spanish Producers Achieve Record Success at World Competition

Producers from across the country overcame drought and extreme weather events to earn a record-high 128 awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 2, 2022

Andalusia Demands More Funds for Olive Oil and Table Olive Producers in New Policy

According to some estimates, the Andalusia olive sector would lose €60 million per year under Spain’s national strategic plan for the CAP.

May. 23, 2022

Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Change on Spanish Olive Sector

A global temperature increase of 1.5 ºC above pre-industrial averages would decrease the amount of land suitable for certain olive varieties and production in Andalusia.

May. 16, 2022

Rising Prices Contribute to Spike in Olive Thefts in Jaén

The increase in thefts, which mainly involve criminal organizations stealing harvested olives from the field or the mills, was largely attributed to rising prices.

May. 4, 2022

Andalusia Sees Low Incidence of Olive Moth Infestation

The Andalusian regional government has reported olive moth infestation levels of approximately half those recorded in the same period of last year.

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Jun. 29, 2021

Andalusia Seeks to Make Olive Production More Profitable With Tourism Initiative

The tourism €1.4 million initiative will help promote olive oil tourism experiences throughout the autonomous community.

Jun. 15, 2021

Andalusian Producers Overcome Obstacles to Triumph at 2021 NYIOOC

Andalusian producers celebrated an excellent year at the World Competition, despite severe weather and Covid-19 dampening the 2020 harvest.

Jun. 10, 2021

Andalusian Cooperative Crafts Award-Winning Olive Oil With Soul

Almazaras de la Subbética earned four awards at the 2021 NYIOOC, attributing their success to the terroir and climate.

May. 13, 2021

Effort to Stem Spread of Olive Pathogen Using Grafted Trees Fails in Spain

After a four-year trial, researchers said that grafting traditional Andalusian varieties with Verticillium wilt-resistant ones was ineffective.

Apr. 29, 2021

Spain’s 'Sea of Olives' Among the Candidates for UNESCO Recognition

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will vote on whether to recognize the 1.5-million-hectare olive tree forest that stretches across Andalusia.

Apr. 2, 2021

Biodiversity Program Succeeds in Restoring Species to Olive Groves

Olive farms following the Olivares Vivos program recorded a 30-percent increase in flora and fauna. The value of their EVOOs is expected to rise too.

Mar. 29, 2021

Volunteers in Italy and Spain to Track Spittlebug Activity

Efforts in Puglia and Andalusia are underway to monitor the spread of the deadly vector of Xyella fastidiosa. Using mobile applications, volunteers will help experts track the insect populations.

Mar. 17, 2021

Andalusia Launches Bid to Capture Emerging Indonesian Market

Euromonitor data projects that the value of olive oil sales in Indonesia will increase by 50 percent over the next half-decade. Andalusia hopes to capitalize on this growth.

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