Jun. 3, 2024

Croatian Producers Share Secrets Behind Their Award-Winning Success

The small southeastern European country produced just 3,500 tons of olive oil in the 2023/24 crop year but earned 80 awards from 97 entries at the World Competition.

May. 6, 2024

Three Veterans of the Croatian War of Independence Craft Award-Winning Olive Oils

For the third straight year, the producers behind Oleum Maris have won four Gold Awards at the NYIOOC. Now, they are working to expand tourism offerings and exports.

Apr. 24, 2024

Officials Urge Croatia's Tourism Operators to Showcase Award-Winning Olive Oils

Olive growers and millers are being encouraged to showcase their products and processes to the country’s 20 million annual visitors.

Apr. 18, 2024

Croatian Ag Minister Applauds Country’s Most Awarded Producer

With four more honors at the 2024 World Olive Oil Competition, Avistria is Croatia's most decorated producer.

Apr. 12, 2024

Olive Growing Starting to Take Root in Central Europe

As climate change makes Central European winters milder and drier, farmers in Austria and northeastern Croatia are beginning to plant olives.

Mar. 27, 2024

Olive Oil and Soparnik Are Indispensable for Croatians at Easter

Olive trees and extra virgin olive oil play important roles in Croatian Christians' celebrations of Holy Week, especially in the flagship dish, Soparnik.

Jul. 31, 2023

Popular German Travel Program Features Award-Winning Producer in Dalmatia

Ivan Pfeiffer, the producer behind MI Olive, shared the tragedy of his wife’s passing and the triumph of his award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Jul. 13, 2023

Officials in Zadar County Celebrate Award-Winning Producers

Prefect Božidar Longin thanked local extra virgin olive oil, wine and cheese producers for exposing a global audience to Zadar county’s agricultural products.

Jul. 13, 2023

Istrian Officials Share Oleotourism Insights at Events in Spain and Italy

According to Istrian tourism officials, 190,000 people visit olive growers and producers on the peninsula each year. Now, these officials are sharing strategies in Spain and Italy.

May. 31, 2023

Workshop in Croatia Highlights Award-Winning Olive Oils

During a guided tasting, attendees learned what makes Dalmatian extra virgin olive oil stand out at the World Competition.

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. 16, 2023

Croatian Farmers Maintain Groves for Ailing Peers

The charitable work of the olive growers comes shortly after a local even raised money for a cancer hospital and those in need.

May. 11, 2023

Producers in Small Croatian Village Celebrate Success While Calling for More Support

Farmers in coastal Dalmatia cited their success at the World Olive Oil Competition in their call for more investment in the sector.


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. 14, 2022

Despite Drought, Croatia Enjoys Fruitful Harvest

Producers across Croatia are expecting a bumper harvest after timely rain saved many from the scorching summer drought.

Nov. 4, 2022

Poland Retains Title at World Olive Picking Championship

The four-member team harvested 48.6 kilgrams of olives, slightly edging out hosts Croatia at the fifth edition of the contest.

Oct. 26, 2022

In Croatia, Students Join Award-Winning Farm for Olive Harvest

Students from Zagreb also learned about the milling process. The oil they helped produce will be submitted to the 2023 NYIOOC.

Oct. 13, 2022

Officials Congratulate Regional NYIOOC Winners at Ceremony in Split

Ahead of the harvest, olive growers from Split-Dalmatia County were congratulated for their 17 awards at the 2022 World Olive Oil Competition.

Sep. 15, 2022

Agronomist Restores 400-Year-Old Olive Grove to Better Withstand Droughts in Croatia

Restoration of centuries-old trees is the first line of defense against drought, according to one young agronomist.

Sep. 6, 2022

Rainfall Will Dictate the Upcoming Harvest in Croatia

Rain or the lack thereof will decide how the olive growing season will go in Croatia, and whether oil prices will rise.

Aug. 26, 2022

Croatian Olive Grower Innovates to Overcome Drought, Pests

From irrigating at night to covering developed fruit in kaolin clay, one Croatian producer is adapting to the country’s increasingly hot and dry summers.