Feb. 9, 2023
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Feb. 7, 2023
Climate Change Leads Some Bordeaux Wine Producers to Plant Olives
Farmers in the western French department of Gironde have met with national production officials to discuss the future of olive oil production in the non-traditional area.
Jan. 11, 2023
New Effort to Save Xylella-Hit Olive Trees in Apulia
The new Apulian initiative brings together olive growers, farm owners and researchers to save Ostuni’s centuries-old olive trees from Xylella fastidiosa.
Dec. 12, 2022
Olive Production Center of Gravity Moves Eastward
Ample rain and mild temperatures resulted in bumper crops in the Eastern Mediterranean. Meanwhile, drought and scorching heat saw olive oil yields evaporate in the west.
Dec. 8, 2022
Researchers Predict More Intense Wildfires in Europe
Climate and cultural changes mean more fuel is available for the fires. Researchers recommend some forestry practices to mitigate future mega-blazes.
Dec. 5, 2022
Growers in Xylella-Ravaged Puglia Assess a Delicate Harvest
Farmers who have followed the phytosanitary protocol are harvesting olives from trees where the infection has been brought under control.
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. 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. 1, 2022
Climate Change Taking a Toll on Andalusian Olive Oil Production
Experts said farmers and producers must invest in modern irrigation infrastructure and prevent soil degradation to mitigate the impacts of climate change on Spanish producers.
Jul. 25, 2022
Europe Reconsiders Pesticide Ban as Global Food Crisis Looms
The Commission had proposed an ambitious plan to cut pesticide use in half by 2020. Nearly half of E.U. member states oppose the move.
Jun. 6, 2022
The Olive Farm that Breathed New Life into Cyprus’s No Man’s Land
Atsas started as a farm ion deteriorated land in the island’s buffer zone, and evolved into a leading olive oil producer in less than a decade.
May. 23, 2022
Modern Techniques and Ancient Groves a Winning Combination for Solar Olives
The Lebanese producer has coupled traditional varieties and cultivation techniques with modern milling and marketing to produce an award-winning brand.
May. 16, 2022
Quest for Quality Behind an Israeli Producer's Award-Winning Results
On the banks of the Jordan River the producers of KeremZait experiment and innovate to produce outstanding olive oils.
Dec. 1, 2021
Future Lies in Specialized, Sustainable Production, Deoleo CEO Says
According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.
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. 29, 2021
Son of Pioneering Oregonian Wine Producers Blazes a Trail for Olive Oil
The owner of the state’s only commercial mill reflects on the challenges of producing award-winning olive oil in Oregon.
Nov. 22, 2021
Social Farming Initiatives in Italy Focus on Environment, Inclusion
Italy leads the way in social olive farming with projects in Tuscany and Molise that focus on quality, protecting biodiversity and social inclusion of marginalized groups.
Nov. 17, 2021
Production in Turkey Rebounds as Farmers Show Their Resilience
Olive oil production in Turkey is expected to exceed 235,000 tons, the country’s second-highest total. Table olive production will reach a record high.
Nov. 16, 2021
Study: Virgin Olive Oils Protect Ready-To-Eat Salads from Some Bacteria
Researchers found virgin olive oils high in polyphenols lowered the risk of contamination from common food-borne pathogens by up to 90 percent.
Nov. 15, 2021
Restoring Abandoned Olive Trees at Leonardo da Vinci's Home
A startup focused on restoring abandoned olive groves has adopted three hectares of trees around the House of Leonardo, with plans to expand.
Nov. 9, 2021
Celebrating the Fruit of An Ancient Tree in Montenegro
The Old Olive Tree in southern Montenegro is thought to be the oldest in Europe and the third-oldest in the world.