Andalusia

Jan. 7, 2022

Andalusian Officials Criticize Loss of Funding for Farmers in Proposed Ag. Policy

Andalusia’s regional agriculture minister warned that the current Common Agricultural Proposal in Spain would lead to 53 percent of farmers losing funding.

Dec. 7, 2021

Up to 27 Million in Spain Face Water Shortages by 2050, Minister Warns

The southeast of Spain is at the highest risk. New investments in infrastructure and technology are critical to mitigating the impacts of the crisis.

Dec. 6, 2021

Study: Traditional Olive Groves Absorb More Carbon than Intensive Ones

A study from the University of Jaén shows that traditional olive groves directly combat climate change and cause far less environmental damage than intensive cultivation methods.

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Nov. 15, 2021

Spain Deploys Police to Monitor Olive Harvest

More than 1,000 agents from Spain’s Civil Guard will be posted at olive mills and olive receiving posts in Jaén to prevent the theft of fruit.

Oct. 27, 2021

Study: Agricultural Intensification Hurts Olive Grove Productivity

Researchers in Andalusia found that agricultural intensification hurt olive groves by eliminating the natural predators of pests and depleting soil quality.

Oct. 19, 2021

Olive Oil Production in Spain Expected to Fall, Officials Say

Spain is expected to produce about 1.3 million tons of olive oil in the 2021/22 crop year. Poor weather conditions in Andalusia are largely to blame.

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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.

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Sep. 5, 2019

Table Olive Yield Predictions in Spain Move Lower

From an original yield of 590,000 tons, Spain's Interprofessional Table Olive Association has already revised this figure down by more than 10 percent. Depending on climatic conditions, the final yield could be even lower.

Aug. 29, 2019

EU Agriculture Commissioner Pledges Support for Spanish Olive Sector

Phil Hogan has promised to intervene in order to protect the interests of Spanish olive oil producers if prices do not rebound. Varied production forecasts and trade uncertainties make it unclear whether this will happen.

Aug. 19, 2019

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease Significantly in Spain

Estimates from a coalition of olive oil producing cooperatives estimate that this year's harvest may be the lowest since the 2014/15 season.

Jun. 10, 2019

Report Predicts Mediocre Harvest in Andalusia

The report cites unseasonably hot temperatures along with a lack of rain as the main reasons for the dip, which could see production drops of up to 50 percent in certain areas

May. 22, 2019

Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean

Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.

May. 14, 2019

Record Number of Awards for Spanish Producers at NYIOOC

Spanish producers enjoyed a record-breaking night at this year's NYIOOC, enjoying their highest ever success rate and bringing home more Gold Awards than ever before.

Apr. 15, 2019

Lavandin Introduced in Spanish Olive Groves to Prevent Erosion

Lavandin is the most recent crop being planted in Andalusia to help prevent erosion, promote biodiversity and provide farmers with supplemental income.

Jan. 14, 2019

Building an Olive Oil Destination in Úbeda

The olive oil museum in Úbeda creates an interactive experience where visitors may learn about the crop's history, production process and sample various local oils all in one place.

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