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Feb. 21, 2023

Andalusia Authorities Release Data on 2021/22 Season

New data shows a higher than average olive oil yield in Andalusia, with significant growth in olive farmland and a return to normal in olive oil consumption.

Feb. 15, 2023

Spain’s Sea of Olives UNESCO Application Moves Forward

Nearly 140,000 hectares of privately- owned land will be excluded in a catalog, which was a sticking point for environmental lawyers and agricultural unions.

Feb. 15, 2023

Andalusia Expand Efforts to Reduce CO2, Promote Biodiversity

The Andalusian government has partnered with SEO/BirdLife to reduce the region's carbon footprint by expanding the Olivares Vivos project.

Jan. 24, 2023

New Law in Andalusia to Promote Organic Food Production

Many Andalusian olive oil producers are involved in what is described as a major push to expand organic farming in the region.

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.

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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Sep. 13, 2022

Harvest Outlook Worsens in Spain

Rain is in the forecast for this week, but producers are still expecting what could be the third-lowest yield since records began.

Aug. 26, 2022

Growers and Producers in Jaén Could Lose €1B Due to Poor Harvest

Officials are calling on the government to cut taxes on fuel and other production inputs and lift some water restrictions for rainfed groves.

Aug. 16, 2022

Olive Grove Expansion Threatens Endangered Bird Species in Spain

The expansion of olive groves in Andalusia is reducing the habitat of the endangered Eurasian great bustard and little bustard.

Aug. 10, 2022

Rising Olive Oil Exports Fuel Trade Surplus in Andalusia

High prices at origin and shortages of sunflower oil have led to increasing olive oil exports by value around Europe and the world.

Aug. 1, 2022

Climate Change Taking a Toll on Andalusian Olive Oil Production

Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.

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.

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