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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. 14, 2022

Temperatures Rising in Africa Faster than Global Average

A new report attributed steadily rising temperatures and climate change to more prevalent drought, increased water scarcity, poor harvests and more extreme weather events.

Sep. 13, 2022

Harvest Outlook Worsens in Spain

Rain is in the forecast for this week, but producers are still expecting what could be the third-lowest yield since records began.

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Sep. 12, 2022

Europe Endures Hottest Summer on Record

China and California also experienced unprecedented heatwaves and weathered unrelenting droughts.

Sep. 12, 2022

Drought, Heat Hit the Table Olive Harvest in Spain

Prices will rise due to poor harvests elsewhere and increasing production costs.

Sep. 9, 2022

Drought on Iberian Peninsula Expected to Persist Through November

With no signs of significant rains anytime soon, the debate about the future of agriculture on the peninsula is underway.

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Aug. 26, 2022

Initial Estimates Forecast 1M Tons of Olive Oil Production in Spain

The ongoing drought and scorching summer temperatures are being blamed for the significant production decrease across Spain.

Aug. 23, 2022

Italy Anticipates Steep Drop in Olive Production

A combination of unseasonal heat and drought means production in olive oil-soaked southern Italy will fall by 30 percent this year.

Aug. 18, 2022

Europe Confronts Worst Drought in 500 Years, Officials Say

Countries in southern and western Europe are bearing the bunt of the drought, with varying impacts on olive farmers and society writ large.

Aug. 18, 2022

Olive Growers in Extremadura Brace for 'Worst Harvest in History'

The local farmers’ association predicts olive oil and table olive production to fall by up to 85 percent due to the ongoing drought.

Aug. 16, 2022

French Olive Sector Anticipates 50 Percent Harvest Loss

Scorching summer temperatures and the region's prolonged drought have resulted in a significantly lower fruit set in France and a significantly smaller harvest.

Aug. 16, 2022

Challenges Abound for Spain’s Olive Oil Producers

High prices have buoyed the sector for much of the past year and a half, but rising production costs and persistent drought mean significant challenges lie ahead.

Aug. 10, 2022

Heatwave Could Curtail Olive Oil Production in Spain, Minister Warns

Along with a steep fall in the quantity of olive oil produced, some analysts are worried quality could decrease significantly too.

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May. 20, 2022

Worsening Drought Conditions Predicted in Southern and Central Europe

Water stress has already reduced expected winter crop yields in Italy and Spain. Exceptionally dry conditions are expected to continue for the next few months.

May. 18, 2022

WMO: Next Five Years Will Be Hotter than The Last Five

With the prospect of global temperatures exceeding the 1.5 °C threshold, major olive farming regions can expect less precipitation.

May. 16, 2022

Record Heatwave and Drought in Pakistan Threaten Crops and Olive Farming

The unprecedented heatwave also has caused glacial floods and power outages. Further temperature rises are expected.

May. 5, 2022

Drought Leads to Predictions of Weak Harvest in Argentina

The olive-harvesting season has started in Argentina, but farmers expect low yields and rising costs.

May. 3, 2022

Flash Droughts Are Happening More Quickly and Lasting Longer, Study Finds

Rising global temperatures and increasing atmospheric aridity are accelerating the trend of flash droughts, which can devastate agriculture.

May. 1, 2022

Study: Multi-Year Droughts Will Significantly Impact European Agriculture This Century 

In the last 250 years, droughts throughout Europe have been progressively worsening. A new study found prolonged droughts may become more severe than originally estimated.

Apr. 28, 2022

Chile’s Ongoing Drought Leads to Water Rationing in Santiago

Six millions residents in the capital are feeling the tangible effects of the 12-year drought. The rest of the country is not faring much better.

Apr. 25, 2022

Heat, Drought Causing Forest Die-Offs Globally

Forests play a vital role in stabilizing the climate by regulating ecosystems and protecting biodiversity, but rising temperatures and drier weather are putting them at risk.

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