Brazil

Mixed Fortunes From 2019 Harvest in Brazil

While the sector continues to trend upwards, producers from the center of the country faced a setback with heavy rains this spring. Producers in Brazil's south are rejoicing over a bountiful harvest.

Olive Oil Imports Reach Record in Brazil

Only the United States and Italy import more olive as consumption continues to grow in Latin America’s most populous country.
Special Report

Brazilian Guidebook Profiles Local Producers

The second edition of a guide to Brazilian olive oils tells stories of the people behind the products.

Brazilian Olive Oils Star at Tenth ‘Azeite Experience’

Olive oil sommelier and chef, Pérola Polillo, teamed up with television host and master chef, Carla Pernambuco, to host the tenth edition of Gastro Pop’s Azeite Experience Awards Edition, which featured an olive oil-themed dinner.
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

Brazil Looks for Its Own Olive

As debate revolves around whether or not Maria da Fé is an olive species unique to Brazil, both traditional mills and technologically advanced machinery have contributed to the increased quality of olive oil here.
Special Report

Brazil Reveals Widespread Olive Oil Fraud

Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Farming reported that sixty-four percent of olive oil analyzed in the last two years did not meet the quality standards required by their labeling.

Serra da Mantiqueira: Brazil’s Pioneer EVOO Region

A couple of years before the turn of the century a handful of Brazilian farmers cleared fields and planted small areas of olive trees. The results were impressive and Serra da Mantiqueira became Brazil's new olive oil darling.