Dec. 8, 2022
While the Capoani family diligently prepares for the harvest, their fate is largely tied to the weather.
Aug. 18, 2022
Agricultural Entrepreneur Has Sights Set on Brazil’s Olive Oil Sector
The founder of Azeite Batalha is working to promote olive oil production in Rio Grande do Sul and consumption across Brazil.
Jul. 25, 2022
Brazil's Largest Producer Celebrates a Triumphant Harvest
Prosperato enjoyed a record harvest in and won four awards at the World Olive Oil Competition.
Jun. 27, 2022
Another Record Year Suggests a Trend in Brazil, Producers Say
Fourteen producers from Brazil’s largest producing regions combined to earn a record-high tally at the 2022 World Olive Oil Competition.
Jan. 4, 2022
Amazon Records Highest Rate of Deforestation in 15 years
Deforestation in the Amazon increased 21 percent from 2020 to 2021 and is more than double what it was a decade ago.
Jun. 16, 2021
Rising Demand for Virgin Olive Oils Drives Imports in Brazil
Data from the International Olive Council shows that Brazil’s appetite for olive oil and table olives has weathered the pandemic, with imports of both continuing to rise.
Aug. 26, 2019
Amazon Wildfires Threaten the EU - Mercosur Trade Deal
Fearing environmental destruction in the Amazonia due to the thousands of fires, European countries are asking for guarantees from Brazil that the fires will be dealt with before concluding the pact.
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.
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.
Nov. 9, 2018
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.
Oct. 5, 2018
Brazilian Guidebook Profiles Local Producers
The second edition of a guide to Brazilian olive oils tells stories of the people behind the products.
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.
Apr. 25, 2017
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.