climate change

Nov. 22, 2022

Multinational Food Producers Call for Swift Change in Agricultural Practices

Some of the world’s largest food producers and agribusinesses said a shift to regenerative farming is necessary to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Nov. 18, 2022

Producers in Algeria Anticipate Worst Harvest in 30 Years

North Africa’s largest country is expected to produce just 30,000 tons of olive oil in the 2022/23 crop year, about one-third of the rolling five-year average.

Nov. 18, 2022

COP27 Report: Developing Nations Need $1 Trillion Yearly to Fight Climate Change

Combined funding from domestic and international sources needed to mitigate the effects of climate change on less developed countries should exceed $2 trillion by 2030.

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Nov. 17, 2022

Consequences of Climate Change Increasingly Felt by Croatian Olive Growers

Drought, wildfires and sea level rise threaten olive groves across Croatia.

Nov. 17, 2022

Temperatures Rising Faster in Europe than Anywhere Else, Report Finds

The increase in annual average temperature poses an increasing theat to agriculture, health and the economy across the continent, a new report concludes.

Nov. 14, 2022

Researchers Study How Lack of Chill Hours Impacts Olive Development, Oil Quality

The lack of chill hours has resulted in longer flowering periods, more oil accumulation and distinct oil chemistry in olives grown in the subtropical climate of Tenerife.

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Nov. 2, 2022

Poorest Countries Seek Debt Relief, Citing Costs of Climate Change

Known as the Vulnerable Twenty Group, the 58 members asked richer nations to forgive their debt and invest in climate change mitigation efforts.

Nov. 1, 2022

E.U. Asks Global Community to Accelerate Energy Transition Ahead of COP27

The 27-member bloc announced new strategies including stricter climate pledges. They said that 1.5 °C maximum temperature growth is still within reach.

Oct. 27, 2022

Australian Heatwave Harbinger of Hot Summer, Hotter Century

Temperatures in northeastern Australia are 5 ºC higher than the average monthly highs.

Oct. 24, 2022

As Reservoirs Dry Up, Spain Establishes Water Policy Board

The board will coordinate efforts between the public and private sectors and make proposals to increase energy efficiency, save water and digitalize farms.

Oct. 24, 2022

Italy Announces €3.9B Investment in Water Infrastructure

The funds will be used to fix leaks, digitalize water management systems, renew irrigation channels and reinforce water systems in earthquake-prone areas.

Oct. 12, 2022

Hot Weather Weakens Plant Immune System, Study Finds

Uncertainty exists among scientists worldwide about why plants’ defenses against pathogens fade away under rising temperatures. However, the cure may lie in genetics.

Oct. 10, 2022

Farmers in Lazio Kick Off Harvest at Emperor Hadrian's Estate

Agricultural associations used the event to emphasize the challenges facing traditional olive farmers in Italy.

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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.

Jul. 11, 2022

Report: Mediterranean Agricultural Biodiversity at Risk

The Agrobiodiversity Index Report 2021 shows diversity is the key to MedDiet survival in a world increasingly dominated by monocultures and provides recommendations.

Jul. 11, 2022

Preliminary Estimates Suggest Significant Drop in California Production

The Olive Oil Commission of California, which represents 90 percent of the state’s production, said its members will produce 1.8 million gallons this crop year.

Jun. 27, 2022

Pakistani Government Launches Agricultural Development Program

The new government in Islamabad will continue previous olive growing projects as part of its initiative to modernize the agricultural sector.

Jun. 22, 2022

Northern Italy's Drought Continues to Worsen

Farmers’ associations estimate that crop yields will be significantly impacted as local authorities put limits on the amount of water available for irrigation.

Jun. 15, 2022

World Bank Investing Nearly €30B to Improve Global Food Security

The global development bank will invest in making food systems more resilient to climate extremes, disease, conflict and trade disruptions.

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.

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