Coldiretti

Jul. 7, 2020

Nutri-Score Gains Traction Despite Opposition From Italian Farmers

The Italian farmers' group Coldiretti opposes the controversial French food labeling system, saying it underrates the health benefits of olive oil.

Jun. 25, 2020

Decline in Exports Add to Troubles for Puglian Producers

Exports are down and storage facilities are full in Puglia while farmers and local politicians call for urgent support.

Jun. 9, 2020

Italian Farmhouses Push to Revitalize Tourism in Pandemic's Wake

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.

May. 11, 2020

Sales Slump, Drought, Hit Already Struggling Sicilian Farmers

Sicilian farmers struggle with drought and a severe sales slump as consumers move to cheaper, imported oil blends, leaving premium local EVOOs on grocery shelves.

Mar. 21, 2020

Olive Oil Sales Jump While Italian Economy Shrinks From COVID-19

Italians are shopping in masks and gloves, but they're still shopping, and buying more than they used to. Olive oil sales in Italy have jumped 22 percent since COVID-19 hit, and stores are finding that Mediterranean diet staples are now the top sellers

Jan. 31, 2020

Italy Approves €300M Fund to Fight Xylella

Better late than never, the Italian government will fund a €300 million-plan to fight Xylella fastidiosa through eradication, replanting, research and restoration.

Aug. 15, 2016

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.

Mar. 25, 2016

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.

Mar. 2, 2016

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.

Feb. 24, 2016

Fourth Report on Agri-Food Crimes in Italy

The 4th report on agri-food crimes in Italy, prepared by Eurispes, Coldiretti and the Observatory on Crime in Agriculture was presented at Coldiretti headquarters in Rome.

Dec. 2, 2015

Taiwan and U.K. Delegations Tour Italian Olive Oil Centers

Buyers and journalists are in Italy with the hope of expanding trade in olive oils from Tuscany, Campania and Lombardy.

Apr. 8, 2015

France Bans Vegetables from Apulia

France announced a ban on vegetables and plants from Apulia region of Italy over fears that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium may spread.

Oct. 20, 2014

Ruinous Floods in Liguria Add to Poor Outlook for Italian Production

Damaging floods in Liguria are adding to a rough year for Italian olive oil farmers, resulting in a drop in production and rising prices.