climate change

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. 18, 2022

A Plan to Decarbonize Europe

After lengthy negotiations, the European Union is one step closer to the goal of becoming carbon neutral within 2050.

Jul. 18, 2022

2022 Wildfire Season Expected to Be Europe’s Worst

In the first six months of 2022, hectares burned by wildfires have nearly matched the damage in all of 2021, with the peak season yet to come.

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Jul. 18, 2022

Spain Launches a New Strategy Against Desertification

Desertification in the world’s top olive oil-producing country is being fueled by the ongoing drought and poor land management practices.

Jul. 13, 2022

Olive Oil Production Expected to Decrease in Italy Due to Ongoing Drought

After a promising start to 2022, with plenty of blossoms on the olive trees, heat and dry weather have led to a significant fruit drop and a lower-than-expected harvest.

Jul. 13, 2022

Signs of Life from Millenary Olive Tree Burned in Sardinian Wildfires

Volunteers and researchers responsible for restoring the tree warn that more needs to be done to prevent future wildfires.

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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.

Jun. 8, 2022

Report: Extreme Weather Events Are Getting Worse, Affecting Food Availability

The World Meteorological Organization warned that time is running out to prevent climate change from further negatively impacting global food security.

Jun. 2, 2022

U.N. Developing Olive Groves and Mills in Drought-Prone Areas of Iraq

The Middle Eastern country is also working to rejoin the International Olive Council, which would further develop the nascent sector.

Jun. 1, 2022

California’s Drought Expected to Worsen in 2022

Low levels of winter precipitation mean that reservoirs and groundwater sources will not be replenished. Officials said farmers will need to adapt.

May. 31, 2022

A Family Tradition Takes Root at Moulin de la Coquille

The French producer earned a second consecutive Gold Award at the 2022 NYIOOC, attributing the success to new investments in organic production, irrigation and technology.

May. 31, 2022

Report: Food System Reform Can Reverse Deforestation and Desertification

The United Nations report recommended shifting to regenerative agricultural techniques and eating more plant-based diets as effective reforms.

May. 26, 2022

Droughts Are More Frequent, Lasting Longer and Accelerating Water Shortages, U.N. Says

By 2030,700 million people will be at risk of displacement due to drought. Shifting to plant-based diets is among the solutions.

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Apr. 27, 2022

U.N. Panel: Time Running Out to Prevent Worst Impacts of Climate Change

The latest report from the United Nations panel warned that more needs to be done to accelerate the trend of slowing emissions, especially in the agricultural sector.

Apr. 26, 2022

Ancient Trees Are Key to Healthy Forests, Scientists Say

Ancient trees help keep forests alive by passing on their experience and hardiness to other trees and plants in the forest. They also better sequester carbon dioxide than trees of average age and provide shelter for endangered species.

Apr. 25, 2022

Heat, Drought Causing Forest Die-Offs Globally

Forests play a vital role in stabilizing the climate by regulating ecosystems and protecting biodiversity, but rising temperatures and drier weather are putting them at risk.

Mar. 31, 2022

Some Effects of Climate Change Are Already Irreversible, U.N. Warns

More than three billion people are being pushed beyond their ability to adapt, the report warned. However, there is still time to prevent the worst-case scenarios.

Mar. 25, 2022

Warm Winter and Water Shortages Complicate Harvests for Some Italian Farmers

Olive growers hope that the warm winter does not lead to an early spring bloom followed by a late freeze, as happened in 2021.

Mar. 23, 2022

How the Climate Makes and Breaks One Award-Winning Producer’s Harvest

The family behind Turinela Farm believes the climate in Istria is perfect for producing award-winning olive oil. However, extreme weather is their biggest obstacle.

Mar. 16, 2022

Med-Gold Project Will Present New Climate Service Tool for Farmers This Month

An online conference is scheduled for March 29 and 30. Attendees will get the chance to see how early adopters are using the new climate services.

Mar. 11, 2022

New Regulation in Turkey Permits Olive Tree Removals for Coal Mining

The regulation is meant to boost Turkish energy security. However, the country’s national olive oil association is already appealing the decision.

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