Argentina

Oct. 10, 2022

Solfrut Sets Sights on Expanding Domestic Market as Production Grows

With 2,000 trees recently planted in super-high-density and a new mill, the award-winning company in San Juan seeks to grow Argentina’s olive oil culture.

Jun. 22, 2022

NYIOOC Wins Waylay Economic Woes for Producers in Southern Cone

South American producers from Argentina, Chile and Uruguay combined to earn the highest number of awards for the region since 2019.

May. 5, 2022

Drought Leads to Predictions of Weak Harvest in Argentina

The olive-harvesting season has started in Argentina, but farmers expect low yields and rising costs.

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May. 4, 2022

Argentina Likely to Host Olive Council's Fourth Olive Germplasm Bank

During a recent visit, the IOC also discussed technology transfer, production improvements and adding the Arauco cultivar to the World Catalog of Olive Varieties.

Mar. 9, 2022

Argentina Receives Its First Geographical Indication for Olive Oil

Local producers and officials believe the country’s first PGI will promote the local Arauco variety and hope other regions will follow.

Jun. 30, 2021

South American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Victories After Tough Year

The pandemic and difficult climatic conditions hampered the harvests of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, yet these producers managed to win the industry's most coveted quality awards.

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Apr. 6, 2020

Argentina Olive Harvest Begins Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

As the coronavirus spreads through Argentina, olive growers and oil producers are facing complications both during and after the harvest. Small producers are likely to be impacted the most.

Dec. 11, 2019

Argentine Producers Await Word on Export Policies As Harvest Nears

Producers in Argentina are expecting a better harvest this year as they look to a new government to spur more exports.

Sep. 9, 2019

Plans Stall for Buenos Aires 'Quality Stamp'

Researchers found that a regional mark to identify local olive oils would add value, but a lack of cooperation among producers has led to inaction.

Aug. 9, 2019

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.

Jul. 9, 2019

Olive Oil Producers in Argentina Hope to Follow Malbec's Lead

Improving quality is the best way to improve Argentina's international standing, said small and large-scale producers in a documentary video produced by Olive Oil Times that debuted today.

May. 29, 2019

Argentina Is Building Latin America's Largest Olive Oil Plant

The agricultural company Solfrut is renovating its existing olive oil production plant. The new one will have a state-of-the-art mill and see its storage capacity increase to 4,000 tons.

May. 20, 2019

Record Year for South Americans at NYIOOC

Brazil, Chile and Argentina all enjoyed unprecedented wins, smashing previous records for overall and Gold Awards received. Uruguay also managed to win one Best in Class.

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Jun. 24, 2014

Argentine Olive Oil Producers Face Poor Harvest, Low Prices

Poor harvest and an international market flooded with Spanish product, have forced a number of olive oil producers in Argentina to close shop.

Apr. 21, 2014

13 Olive Oils From Latin America Awarded at NYIOOC

Uruguay led the region with four awards, followed by Mexico and Peru with three wins each. Chile won two awards, and Argentina took one.

Oct. 30, 2013

Argentina’s Olive Oil Industry In Crisis

Argentina's olive oil industry is struggling to compete on the world stage and lacks the internal market to absorb the resulting surplus.

Feb. 7, 2013

Argentina Olive Oil Sector Seeks to Rebuild

After a very rocky year plagued by climate factors, high costs and falling prices, Argentina's olive oil sector approaches 2013 with caution.

Jan. 9, 2013

An Olive Tree for Every Home in La Rioja, Argentina

La Rioja, Argentina has implemented a program to provide each family in the region with their own olive tree plant.

Dec. 1, 2012

Argentina Declares Olive Oil a ‘National Food’

A new initiative will promote domestic marketing, production and consumption of olive oil in Argentina, where for every four liters of oil produced, just one is consumed at home.

Oct. 14, 2012

In Argentina, a Push to Make Olive Oil a 'National Food'

A proposed campaign aims to boost domestic sales, stimulate production and change the perception of olive oil among Argentine consumers.

Jul. 12, 2012

Argentina to IOC: Campesterol Level Must Change

Argentina continued its push for a revision to the International Olive Council limit for campesterol in olive oil at the IOC Council of Members meeting in Buenos Aires.

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