Oct. 1, 2021
Italian farmers’ association Coldiretti said an increasing appetite for the Mediterranean diet was fueling exports, but warned a new labeling program could lead to setbacks.
Sep. 16, 2021
Officials in the Italian agriculture sector worry that increased bureaucratic hurdles may also lead to an uptick in food fraud.
Sep. 1, 2021
Coldiretti estimates that wildfires cost the Italian agriculture sector at least €1 billion in damage. Olive growers blame climate change for longer, hotter and drier summers.
Aug. 16, 2021
The new geographical indication will include parts of all five provinces of the central Italian region of Lazio, covering an annual production of about 10,550 tons.
Jul. 23, 2021
With less rain and water-saving infrastructure lacking, experts warn that the water crisis in Italy costs farmers €1 billion per year.
Jun. 9, 2021
While the Covid-19 pandemic severely damaged the entire agricultural sector, a government recovery plan could help by focusing on a sustainable transition to the future.
Sep. 23, 2020
As the harvest gets underway in Sicily, three of Italy’s main agricultural organizations estimate this year’s olive oil harvest will be earlier and smaller than last year.
Jul. 30, 2020
One of Italy’s largest agricultural firms has agreed to invest $200 million to provide more bargaining power and a larger pool of resources for independent farmers.
Jul. 16, 2020
Unaprol's president, David Granieri, said he will continue working to revive the sector in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jul. 13, 2020
Italy’s major farmers association attributes the bulk of losses to the shutdown of the nation’s foodservice sector during the pandemic and a precipitous drop in tourism.
Jul. 7, 2020
The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.
Jun. 25, 2020
Exports are down and storage facilities are full in Puglia while farmers and local politicians call for urgent support.
Jun. 9, 2020
An association of Italian farmers warns that the sector could lose €1 billion in 2020. As the lockdown eases, farmhouses are finding new ways to safely attract tourists.
Oct. 20, 2014
Damaging floods in Liguria are adding to a rough year for Italian olive oil farmers, resulting in a drop in production and rising prices.
Oct. 6, 2014
Coldiretti Molise has backed new legislation aimed at preventing olive oil adulteration and fraud.
Jan. 8, 2012
Italy's consortium of Italian olive oil producers, responded to consumers' concerns in the wake of 'Made in Italy' mislabeling claims.
Mar. 29, 2011
The Corpo Forestale will hold a highly anticipated news conference in Rome Thursday about its recent investigations into deodorized olive oils and supply chains.
Jul. 20, 2010
Coldiretti, Italy's largest farming group and lobby, held its fourth Oscar Green Awards to support and encourage innovation in agricultural pursuits.