Argentina

Jun. 29, 2020

Production Declines Again in Argentina

While some producers simply entered an off-year in 2020, others had trouble finding workers to harvest their olives. Low global olive oil prices have also made production less profitable for all in the sector.

May. 5, 2020

Pandemic Delays Argentina's Exports

Dropping demand for table olives and olive oil in Brazil combined with low prices for both mean many producers are having problems remaining solvent. Some are getting emergency loans while others cut costs.

Apr. 28, 2020

Argentina Exits Mercosur Trade Negotiations

The move comes as a blow to olive oil producers who may lose out while the rest of the bloc negotiates free trade deals with South Korea and Canada. Argentina will continue working with the Mercosur to implement a previously agreed deal with the European Union.

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.

Jul. 18, 2018

In Western Argentina, Rising Energy Costs Worry Some Olive Growers

As Argentina's energy minister deregulates the sector and electricity costs shoot up, olive farmers are feeling the effects.

Jul. 5, 2018

Production, Exports and Quality Main Issues for South American Producers

Representatives of the South American olive sector and government allies discussed the future of the sector, including the potential for an Olive Coordination Board for the Americas.

Jun. 21, 2018

Inside the Final Day of the 107th IOC Council of Members Session

Diplomatic and trade ten­sions loomed large over what was oth­er­wise an unevent­ful con­clu­sion to the 107th ses­sion of the Council of Members meet­ing of the International Olive Council (IOC), which con­cluded today in Buenos Aires. Representatives of each mem­ber nation took turns read­ing out the find­ings of each of the four com­mit­tees, which were closed

May. 29, 2018

Optimism Abounds in Argentina Olive Sector

Olive oil production is expected to grow by as much as 20 percent by 2019.

May. 16, 2018

S. American Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Wins

Producers from four countries touted the success as proof of the high quality of South American extra virgin olive oil.

Jan. 30, 2018

Poor Olive Harvests in Europe Lead to Boom in Exports From Mendoza

Olive oil sales in Mendoza doubled this year, mostly to Brazil, Canada, Chile, the United States, Mexico and Spain.

Nov. 21, 2017

Bi-Oceanic Corridor Would Boost Argentina's Exports

The Minister for Planning and Industry in La Rioja said that the provincial government had already been in talks with seven other provinces in both Argentina and Chile about making headway on the project.

Feb. 27, 2012

Argentina's Olive Oil Production Expected to Double By 2020

Argentina's olive oil industry is expected to double by 2020 firmly establishing it among the top producers in the world.

Oct. 18, 2011

Olive Council Reaches Out to Emerging South American Industry

Argentina remains the IOC's only member in Latin America, but other countries in the region are lately receiving more attention from the intergovernmental organization.

Sep. 23, 2011

American Investor Argentine Olive Ranch Buys San Juan Plantation

According to a report, an investment group headed by Ralph Rybacki will put up $11.9 million towards the purchase of a 2,471 acre olive plantation and the construction of a new olive oil factory.

Sep. 15, 2011

Home Team Argentina Dominates Olivinus Olive Oil Competition

Argentine olive oil producers received the most prizes at the fifth annual Olivinus International Olive Oil Competition held in Mendoza.

Jul. 26, 2011

Fifth Olivinus Olive Oil Competition Coming to Mendoza

This year's competition, which will be held the end of August at the Hotel Internacional in Mendoza, Argentina, will feature the participation of 21 countries and over 400 extra virgin olive oils.

Jul. 5, 2011

Argentina’s Yancanelo Gets New Bottling Line

Yancanelo, a major producer of extra virgin olive oil in Argentina’s Mendoza providence, has announced it will invest 500,000 pesos ($121,833) in a new bottling line at its plant in San Rafael.

Jun. 17, 2011

The Olive Merchant

Even in a city rife with nostalgia, where crumbling European-style haciendas offer constant reminders of its glory days, La Casa de Las Aceitunas is a dusty gem you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Apr. 17, 2011

Lack of Farm Workers in Argentina Weakens Vulnerable Olive Oil Industry

Cultivation in Cuyo is expected to grow 40 percent, but half of this green gold will never make it to store shelves. There are simply not enough workers to harvest the olives.

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