Croatia

Nov. 28, 2022

Bureaucracy Hampers Expansion of Olive Oil Production in Croatia, Producer Warns

Award-winning producer Marijana Podrug sees increased production and tourism potential in Croatia but said government bureaucracy is getting in the way.

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.

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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.

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Jul. 25, 2022

Croatian Agriculture Minister Visits Burned Properties in Dalmatia

Witnessing the affects of Croatia’s worst wildfire season since 2017, Marija Vučković promised compensation and support to affected olive growers and farmers.

Jul. 15, 2022

Olive Trees in Dalmatia Burn in Fire Caused by Traffic Accident

The fire burned 657 olive trees on the Dolina Maslina Estate. Fortunately, there were no fatalities but the driver was hospitalized.

Jun. 22, 2022

Croatia’s Zadar County Celebrates NYIOOC Success in Official Ceremony

Local officials praised the efforts of olive oil producers who yielded eleven awards at the World Competition. Their success was attributed to hard work and cooperation.

Jun. 15, 2022

Italian and Croatian Olive Growers Test New Carbon Credit Project

Over the three-year duration of the project, 160 farmers covering 1,877 hectares sequestered 6,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

Jun. 8, 2022

Croatian Tech Company Produces Award-Winning EVOO for Gifting

Infobip, the first Croatian startup to be valued at $1 billion, produces its own olive oil to give to clients and employees.

May. 23, 2022

Croatian Producers Celebrate NYIOOC Success as Results Continue to Roll Out

Croatian farmers and producers have earned the third-highest award total at the 2022 NYIOOC, improving upon last year’s results too.

May. 18, 2022

Award-Winning Olive Grower Becomes a Role Model for Young Farmers

Danijala Lalin hopes to use her success at the NYIOOC to build an agricultural brand and inspire other young farmers to do the same.

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Nov. 30, 2021

Award-Winning Producer Says Croatians Need to Return to Their Traditional Roots

After climate change wreaked havoc on the 2021 harvest, one of Croatia’s leading producers believes the olive farming paradigm in the country must change.

Nov. 1, 2021

Dalmatian Couple Share an Award-Winning Oblica with The World

Martina Radovčić and Marko Murtić founded their olive grove eight years ago. Starting with an emphasis on local cultivars, the couple hopes to show the world a taste of Dalmatia.

Oct. 26, 2021

As the Harvest Gets Underway in Croatia, Officials Provide Safety Tips to Farmers

From broken bones to poisonous bites, there is plenty of inherent danger when harvesting olives. Eye injuries are among the most prevalent in Croatia’s olive groves.

Oct. 13, 2021

Poland and Israel Win Fourth World Championship of Olive Picking in Postira, Croatia

The unique competition, aimed at celebrating local agriculture, had ten teams competing for the title.

Oct. 5, 2021

Award-Winning Farm in Croatia Grows Its Brand in The Austrian Market

The producers behind Avistria use social media to find and grow relationships with clients in their native Austria from their farm in Croatia.

Sep. 30, 2021

Award-Winning Producers on Šolta Prepare for Modest Harvest

The Zlatna Šoltanka cooperative is preparing for a 25-percent lower yield than last year’s. Still, its founder emphasizes that quality trumps quantity.

Sep. 29, 2021

Producers in Istria Brace for a Disappointing Harvest

Producers on Croatia’s northwestern peninsula expect a decrease of up to 80 percent compared with last year’s yield.

Aug. 17, 2021

Award-Winning Producer Elected to Lead New Association in Croatia

Ivica Vlatković is the first president of the Association of Olive Growers of Zadar County. Their goal is to produce, brand and sell high-quality olive oils.

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