Feb. 5, 2024

Agricultural Groups Call on Spanish Government to Step Up Climate Change Response

Climate and agricultural advocates seek funding for insurance and investments in water-saving infrastructure.

Jan. 29, 2024

Experts Predict Bigger Swings Between Wet and Dry Years in California

Investing in infrastructure and management techniques can help olive growers protect crops from flooding and save water for droughts.

Dec. 21, 2023

Climate Extremes, Economic Pressures Dampen 2023 Harvest, Survey Finds

Olive oil producers gave the 2023 harvest a dismal rating in terms of yields and quality.

Dec. 14, 2023

Tightening Water Regulations in California May Spur Olive Cultivation

While irrigated olive groves still use plenty of water, increasingly strict prohibitions, especially in the San Joaquin Valley, may carve out a new niche for dryland olive groves.

Nov. 20, 2023

Insurance Needs for Olive Growers Change with Climate

The cost of covering olive groves is rising as climate change makes Europe increasingly hot and dry. Farmers can adopt some technology to help.

Oct. 3, 2023

Tunisian Producers Anticipate Production Rebound Despite Heat, Drought

Officials estimate olive oil production will be 200,000 to 220,000 tons as the harvest gets underway in Tunisia.

Jul. 28, 2023

Record Temperatures, Wildfires Return to Mediterranean Basin

Many Southern Europeans and thousands of tourists are coping with the consequences of some of the worst wildfires suffered by the region in recent times.

Jul. 5, 2023

Promoting Biodiversity, Improving Soil Health Are Key to Tackling the Global Water Crisis

Researchers in Italy argue that building more reservoirs is insufficient to combat the global water crisis; solutions must be found throughout the hydrological cycle.

Jun. 26, 2023

Once Again, Olive Growers in Western Mediterranean Face Severe Drought

In Andalusia, rainfed olive groves are barren. Similar situations have been reported in North Africa. Officials in Europe are focusing on the soil to mitigate the drought.

Jun. 21, 2023

Andalusian Producers Achieve Outstanding Quality After Disastrous Harvest

After the smallest harvest in more than a decade, producers in Spain earned their fourth-highest award count at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 21, 2023

Researchers Evaluate 12 Olive Varieties for Drought Tolerance

Cultivars from eight countries will be evaluated to see how they adapt to drought and heat in Andalusia.

Jun. 13, 2023

Spanish Lawmakers Approve €2B Aid for Agriculture Sector Hit by Drought

While most of the funds are earmarked for improvements to water infrastructure and ranchers, the amount available to olive farmers is significantly less.

Jun. 5, 2023

Farmers and Consumers React to Rising Olive Oil Prices

As drought pushes production prices up across the Mediterranean, farmers and consumers adapt.


Dec. 5, 2022

In Slovenia, a Fruitful Harvest Despite Drought, Pests

The last few seasons in Slovenia have been characterized by high summer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Salvation came with heavy September rains.

Dec. 5, 2022

Farmers in Córdoba Fear Lasting Effects of Prolonged Drought

The lack of rainfall and scarce water resources mean trees may not receive enough water this winter to produce fruit and oil in 2023.

Nov. 18, 2022

Producers in Algeria Anticipate Worst Harvest in 30 Years

North Africa’s largest country is expected to produce just 30,000 tons of olive oil in the 2022/23 crop year, about one-third of the rolling five-year average.

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. 17, 2022

Temperatures Rising Faster in Europe than Anywhere Else, Report Finds

The increase in annual average temperature poses an increasing theat to agriculture, health and the economy across the continent, a new report concludes.

Nov. 17, 2022

Drought, Heat Cut Almería Olive Harvest by Half

The local agricultural association said not every part of the province was impacted the same, with harvest decreases ranging from 30 to 70 percent.

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. 9, 2022

Olive Growers in Extremadura Ask for Expansion of Wage Subsidies

The combination of rising production costs and expectations of the worst olive harvest in recorded history has led growers to ask Madrid for financial aid.