Andalusia

Jun. 24, 2020

Spain Bets on Biorefineries to Find New Revenue for Small Producers

Olive oil producers and researchers are working to bring biorefineries to rural producers in Andalusia. The goal is to supplement revenues while making mills more sustainable.

Apr. 24, 2020

Andalusia Declared Free of Xylella

After an incident in 2018, an action plan led to the examination of more than 1,600 plant species and the creation of inspection zones to test for the existence of the bacterium.

Mar. 10, 2020

Native Andalusian Olive Varieties Could Be Wiped Out by 2100, Researchers Warn

Six of seven varieties studied are expected to have less land suitable for their cultivation. Picual is the exception.

Feb. 26, 2020

Drones Help Olive Farmers Target Treatments, Increase Profitability

Using drones, multi-spectral cameras and remote sensors, olive farmers can make accurate nutrient predictions, target phytosanitary treatments and more precisely apply fertilizers and irrigation.

Feb. 10, 2020

Spanish Table Olive Producer Wins Gender Equality Award

Blanca Torrent was recognized for the gender equality policy at Torrent Olives and her work advocating for women in agribusiness.

Jan. 31, 2020

Olive Oil Producers and Farmers Across Spain Demand 'Measures of Support'

Farmers across Spain, organized by the main cooperatives and associations, are protesting for better prices and government measures to help ease the burden of increasing production costs.

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.

Dec. 11, 2018

Spain's Olive Oil Ambition: To Be the World's Best

The world’s top producer wants to be the best, not just the biggest. They’re on track.

Nov. 29, 2018

This Mill Makes 200 Tons of Olive Oil. In a Day.

Behind the scenes at Almazara Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the world's largest olive mill.

Nov. 9, 2012

Going Organic in Andalusia

On a recent, very rainy trip to Andalusia I visited Almazara Caseria de la Virgen, an organic olive farm and mill near Alomartes.

Oct. 23, 2012

Latest Forecast Still Gloomy for Spanish Olive Oil Harvest

New and more thorough estimates have pegged Andalusia’s olive oil production at about half the average of the last five harvests.

Oct. 11, 2012

More Organic Olive Groves in Andalusia

In 2011 there were 21 percent more organic olive groves than the previous year in the world's leading olive oil production region.

Sep. 28, 2012

Rain, Olive Oil Prices Drop in Spain

Rain in southern Spain in the last few days could boost the expected lean olive oil production this season, which officially starts Monday.

Sep. 28, 2012

Olive Oil 'Tortas' a Sevillian Export Success

Extra virgin olive oil is the only preservative in - and forms a quarter of - Seville’s traditional ‘Torta de Aceite de Castilleja de la Cuesta’, which has gone from a home-made pastry to a product exported to five continents.

Aug. 10, 2012

Olive Oil 'Workshops' for Disadvantaged Children in Spain

Workshops organized by the ‘La Caixa’ Foundation were held throughout June and July to introduce the world of olive oil to disadvantaged children.

Jun. 28, 2012

New University Courses in Portugal Focus on Olive Oil Quality, Sustainability

Three universities and the International Olive Council are collaborating in a series of courses to be held this summer in Portugal.

Jun. 6, 2012

Ávila Tasting Room Showcases International Selection of Olive Oils

The ancient olive mill, La Moraleda, of Santa Cruz del Valle in Andalucia, Spain, has opened an international tasting room in its Museum of Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Mediterranean countries.

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