Croatia

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.

Aug. 10, 2021

Brač Seeks Croatia’s Sixth PDO Certification

Olive oil has played an integral role in the cultural, ecological and economic development of the Dalmatian island.

Jul. 19, 2021

Croatian Producers Question Minister Over Common Agricultural Policy

The Minister of Agriculture told award-winning producers about the country’s national strategic plan for the agricultural sector and listened to their concerns.

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Jul. 13, 2021

Croatian Agriculture Minister Praises NYIOOC Winners for 'Historic Success'

Marija Vučković congratulated the country’s producers for their focus on quality and presented them with a draft plan for the new Common Agricultural Policy.

Jul. 7, 2021

Tragedy Inspires One Croatian Family to Grow Olives

After the death of their teenage son in 2003, the Deša family took up organic olive cultivation to work through their grief.

Jun. 24, 2021

Pottery Shards in Croatia Reveal Roman Olive Oil and Military History

When describing what is now modern-day Croatia, Cassius Dio said the people cultivated nearly no olives produced no wine. Today, Croatia excels in both, thanks largely to the Roman occupation.

Feb. 26, 2020

Croatia Wants Its Olive Farmers to Organize

The minister of agriculture said cooperatives would help the sector by allowing producers to benefit from financial support and other measures.

Jan. 27, 2020

EU Aid Not Helping Croatians, Official Says

The third tendering period for European Union producers seeking private storage aid for olive oil has just opened. However, one Croatian olive oil official argues that the aid does not help producers in small countries.

Oct. 17, 2019

As Harvest Begins, Croatian Producers Anticipate High Quality, If Not Quantity

While production figures are expected to decrease for the fourth consecutive year, quality is anticipated to be as high as ever.

Oct. 15, 2019

Montenegro Victorious at 3rd Olive Picking Championship

Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.

May. 28, 2019

Croatian Brands Win Big in New York

Croatian olive oils came in fourth after Italy, Spain and the United States, a significant result for a small country with a modest production.

Apr. 24, 2019

At Brist, It's All in the Family

In the last of our four-part video series on Istrian producers, Brist is a family business where every member has a role.

Mar. 4, 2019

Croatia and Slovenia Receive Joint EU Protection for Istrian Olive Oil

The two Balkan states now share the European Union PDO appellation for extra virgin olive oil produced on the Adriatic peninsula.

Dec. 1, 2016

Croatia's Harvest Bests Pests

Croatia's ever-optimistic olive farmers held the 12th annual "Days of Young Olive Oil" festival in the Istrian town of Vodnjan to celebrate a bountiful harvest undeterred by pests plaguing the country's other regions.

Nov. 7, 2016

Croatia Picks Up Fourth Olive Oil PDO

Extra virgin olive oil from Solta was approved by the EU, joining the other Croatian PDOs: Korcula, Krk and Cres.

Oct. 6, 2016

Croatian Island of Korcula Gets a PDO

Olive oil from the Croatian island of Korčula has been added to Europe's list of Protected Designations of Origin (PDO).

Jul. 6, 2016

Olive Oil from Croatian Island of Krk Gets PDO

Bottles of extra virgin olive oil from Krk will now be labeled with its official appellation “Krčko maslinovo ulje” and its packaging will feature a specially designed logo.

Jun. 1, 2016

Some of the Best Olive Oils are Made in Croatia

This Mediterranean country bordering the Adriatic Sea has been growing olives for centuries but has only recently been gaining recognition as a small but significant producer of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

May. 5, 2016

Istrian EVOO Awaits PDO Status at EU Level

After receiving national Protected Designation of Origin status in 2015, extra virgin olive oil from the peninsular region of Istria in Croatia awaits the same recognition at the EU level.

Mar. 3, 2016

Growing Olive Oil Production in the Balkans

Initiatives in Herzegovina and Macedonia are expanding olive oil production in the Balkans.

Mar. 3, 2016

One Third of Oils Tested in Croatia Falsely Labeled

Six of 20 samples in Croatia did not fulfill the requirements to be labeled extra virgin, according to an investigation by the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture.

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