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Dec. 3, 2023

2023 Is the Hottest Year on Record; 2024 Will Likely Be Hotter

The average global temperature in 2023 was 1.40 ºC above the pre-industrial average, with many olive-growing regions bearing the brunt of extreme heat.

Nov. 21, 2023

The Agronomic and Macroeconomic Forces Behind Olive Oil Prices in Italy

Despite an anticipated production rebound in Italy, prices will likely remain high. Farmers will need to adapt to a new reality.

Nov. 20, 2023

Insurance Needs for Olive Growers Change with Climate

The cost of covering olive groves is rising as climate change makes Europe increasingly hot and dry. Farmers can adopt some technology to help.

Aug. 14, 2023

State-of-the-Art Irrigation Management Leads to Rising Yields in California

To endure a changing climate, new approaches for managing and optimizing irrigation are paramount.

Aug. 14, 2023

Unprecedented Heat Sparks More Wildfires Across Greece

Around 4,500 hectares of olive groves have been burned in wildfires across the country. The government promises aid, but farmers want something else.

Aug. 10, 2023

California Producers Keep Olives and Workers Safe in Record Heat

With temperatures breaking records in some parts of the state, producers emphasize the need for irrigation and unconventional working hours.

Jul. 28, 2023

Record Temperatures, Wildfires Return to Mediterranean Basin

Many Southern Europeans and thousands of tourists are coping with the consequences of some of the worst wildfires suffered by the region in recent times.

Jul. 25, 2023

Monsoon Season Poised to Cause Havoc for Farmers in Pakistan

Historically, the monsoon season provided Pakistan’s farmers a much-needed reprieve from the typically hot and dry conditions. Not this time.

Jul. 5, 2023

Promoting Biodiversity, Improving Soil Health Are Key to Tackling the Global Water Crisis

Researchers in Italy argue that building more reservoirs is insufficient to combat the global water crisis; solutions must be found throughout the hydrological cycle.

Jun. 27, 2023

Chalkidiki Olive Farmers Face Tragic Fruit Set After Another Mild Winter

Table olive producers on the northern Greek peninsula are at the mercy of the region’s ever-changing microclimate, which threatens to eviscerate the approaching harvest.


Jun. 26, 2023

Once Again, Olive Growers in Western Mediterranean Face Severe Drought

In Andalusia, rainfed olive groves are barren. Similar situations have been reported in North Africa. Officials in Europe are focusing on the soil to mitigate the drought.

Jun. 21, 2023

Researchers Evaluate 12 Olive Varieties for Drought Tolerance

Cultivars from eight countries will be evaluated to see how they adapt to drought and heat in Andalusia.

Jun. 6, 2023

Record Temperatures Will Threaten Global Food Supply, Scientists Warn

The Mediterranean region is expected to experience extensive consequences of increasing temperatures and changing precipitation patterns.

Jun. 5, 2023

Farmers and Consumers React to Rising Olive Oil Prices

As drought pushes production prices up across the Mediterranean, farmers and consumers adapt.

Jun. 5, 2023

Some Hope for Growers as Rain Falls in Andalusia

For many producers in southern Spain, too little rain has fallen too late, with expectations of another poor harvest looming. Still, the rain lifted expectations.

May. 19, 2023

Climate Disasters Drive Prices Higher

Drought on the Iberian Peninsula and floods in Croatia have resulted in a rocky start to olive development, spurring more price rises.

May. 1, 2023

How the El Niño Will Affect Olive Growers

El Niño years increase the likelihood of above-average precipitation in the Americas and below-average precipitation in Australia and South Africa.

Apr. 4, 2023

Drought Expected to Hit Europe Again, Scientists Warn

Dry weather is expected to persist in much of Europe throughout the summer, especially in the central and Mediterranean regions.