Coldiretti

Optimistic Forecasts for Harvest in Italy

Under the current conditions, the yield could exceed 315,000 tons -- lower than the average of the last decade, but still better than in recent years.

Thousands of Jobs Lost in Italian Olive Oil Sector, Farmers Group Warns

Coldiretti says 100,000 jobs have been lost in the olive oil supply chain as adverse weather and Xylella fastidiosa crippled the country’s olive oil yield.
Special Report

Italian Consortia Sign Major Agreement, Triggering Backlash

An agreement signed in Rome by Coldiretti, Unaprol, Federolio and FAI S.p.A. includes measures which stirred protests among representatives of the Italian olive oil sector.

Will the ‘Beast From the East’ Affect Olive Groves?

As Europe was struck by an intense cold wave originating in Siberia, concerns arose among farmers.
Olive Oil Times Special

Fifth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The annual report on organized crime in agriculture confirmed the efficiency of Italian law enforcement with greater international cooperation.

A Smear Campaign Against Tunisian Olive Oil

Tunisian representatives and others are speaking out about a campaign to tarnish the reputation of the country's olive oil after Europe raised import limits to help with its economic recovery.
Special Report

Farmers Protest Proposed EU Law on Olive Oil Labeling

At the center of protest is the EU law 2015 that provides for the elimination of the 18 months of shelf life limit on the label of extra virgin olive oil and indications of the origin.

World Olive Oil Consumption Increased by 73 Percent Over a Generation

Global olive oil usage has increased by 73 percent over the last 25 years according to an analysis by the Italian farmer's group Coldiretti.