Diputación de Jaén

Apr. 30, 2021

Olive Growers in Jaén Protest Aid Reduction in New Budget

The stopgap budget will fund the agriculture sector until the new Common Agricultural Policy comes into force in 2023.

Apr. 29, 2021

Spain’s 'Sea of Olives' Among the Candidates for UNESCO Recognition

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will vote on whether to recognize the 1.5-million-hectare olive tree forest that stretches across Andalusia.

Nov. 5, 2020

Bumper Harvest in Spain Comes With Drought, Coronavirus Concerns

Spain is expected to produce 1.6 million tons of olive oil this season. Slowing sales in the hospitality sector and a dry summer and spring have some producers concerned.

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Jul. 20, 2020

Jaén Launches Initiative to Increase Sustainability, Profitability

Through the Seralma Verde project, Jaén's provincial government will advise and support producers seeking to transform olive oil waste products.

Jul. 6, 2020

As Covid Cases Drop in Spain, Plans to Protest Ramp Back Up

Olive growers and oil producers are resuming their public campaigns calling for more support for a sector in turmoil.

May. 27, 2020

Experts Warn of Severe Olive Moth Attack in Jaén

Experts in the fields in the Spanish region have detect a never-seen-before presence of the olive moth.

Nov. 29, 2018

This Mill Makes 200 Tons of Olive Oil. In a Day.

Behind the scenes at Almazara Nuestra Señora del Pilar, the world's largest olive mill.

Oct. 16, 2018

Study in Spain Confirms Olive Tree as Strategic Crop to Recover Biodiversity

Olive groves have lost a lot of their biodiversity, but according to new findings of a study in Andalusia, there still are opportunities for recovery.

Dec. 13, 2016

Spanish Olive Oil Exports Soar During Weak Harvest

Spain's exports have increased by fifty-three percent over last year, capitalizing on high prices and its position as the market leader.

Nov. 26, 2016

Uncertainty Leads to Higher Prices in Spain

Skewed data and a killer disease have cast a sense of anxiety over the Spanish olive oil market. Production has decreased and olive oil prices are likely to spike.

Aug. 26, 2016

Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its 'Sea of Olives'

The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.

May. 18, 2016

In Montoro, a Focus on Finance, Quality and Tourism

The picturesque town of Montoro celebrated the 18th Olive Fair.

Dec. 14, 2015

Spain’s Express Harvest

A lack of rain and warm weather lead to a short harvest and potentially lower olive oil production levels.

Oct. 11, 2011

Jaén Hoping for Rain as Olive Harvest Looms

It's autumn in Jaén, the center of world olive oil production, but unrelenting heat and four months without rain has fueled talk of a 30 percent fall in its olive harvest this year.

Aug. 27, 2011

ExpoHuelma Under Way in Jaén, Spotlight on Olive Oil

The Jaén provincial government will have its own stand at the fair, which aims to promote the tourism, handicraft, livestock and agri-food industries.

Apr. 25, 2011

15th Expoliva Olive Oil Exhibition in Jaén

Spain's huge olive oil fair hopes to again attract more than 40,000 visitors this year, despite the dismal prices and low morale plaguing the country's olive oil producers.

Jan. 30, 2011

Plan to Boost Olive Oil from Jaén

Economic leaders in Spain’s Jaén province have announced a set of initiatives that they hope will further strengthen the region’s huge olive oil industry.

Oct. 21, 2010

Spanish Farmers Threaten to Scrap Harvest Unless Government Acts

Many Spanish farmers have calculated that collecting the 2010/11 harvest would cost them more than what they would gain from withholding their products from the market.

Sep. 10, 2010

8th Cooking with EVOO Competition in Alicante

The Diputación de Jaén has distributed to more than 18,000 restaurants in fifty countries information on participating in the 8th International Cooking Award with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Jul. 1, 2010

An Olive Oil Cultural Center And Museum in Jaén

The project, known as “Almazara Escaparate”, has an estimated budget of more than 1,300,000 Euros.

Jun. 9, 2010

Spanish Olive Oil Cos. Embark on Marketing Mission

The mission is part of concerted efforts to introduce Spanish olive oils to newly-emerging foreign markets.

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