Jul. 8, 2024

Bricks Made with Olive Pits Reduce Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Study Finds

A new study has shown that olive pit waste can effectively reduce energy usage in buildings, demonstrating how the circular economy can be applied to the construction sector.

Jun. 15, 2024

May Marked Another Record-Breaking Year for Heat

The findings prompted the Secretary-General of the United Nations to call for a global advertising ban on the fossil fuel industry.

Jun. 12, 2024

Proposal Would Ban Solar Panel Installation on Italy's Farmlands

Exemptions for agri-voltaic systems would still allow research and development of projects in olive groves to continue.

Jun. 6, 2024

Italian Carbon Credit Supplier Receives International Accreditation

Through the Alberami project, Italian olive farmers can generate and sell carbon credits on international markets.

May. 28, 2024

Researchers Transform Olive Grove Waste Into Bioplastic

Turning olive tree leaves and branches into biopolymers would provide environmental, economic and social benefits to olive farmers.

May. 27, 2024

Improved Water Efficiency Paramount to Future of California Farmers, Officials Say

Growers will need to save more water and use less as the state will likely become drier in the long term.

Mar. 7, 2024

Spanish Campaigners Lobby for Glyphosate Ban After EU Fails to Reach Consensus

The world’s most used herbicide was found in concentrations exceeding the legal limit in Mar Menor, spurring advocates to call for a ban in Spain.

Feb. 29, 2024

Campaign Aims to Curb Misuse of 'Regenerative' in Agriculture

With rising demand for organic olive oil, California farmers are at the forefront of efforts to promote the true meaning of organic, regenerative agriculture.

Feb. 26, 2024

New Law in Italy Establishes Role of Farmers in Protecting Environment

Along with protecting Italy’s natural landscapes and promoting the cultivation of traditional crops, the law seeks to curb the rural exodus with economic incentives.

Feb. 22, 2024

Experts Back Olives in a Hotter, Drier World

Olive farming may play a critical role in the future of agriculture. Researchers have suggestions for doing it right.

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. 3, 2024

Tuscany Announces Funds to Prevent Olive Grove Abandonment

The measures are meant to encourage growers to take care of abandoned olive trees in difficult terrains and maintain them to prevent wildfire and pest development

Dec. 19, 2023

COP28 Climate Conference Concludes With Mixed Results

The world’s nations have agreed to move away from oil and other fossil fuels, however, without a clear commitment to completely phase out fossil fuels as an energy source.


Sep. 13, 2023

California Olive Farmers Embrace Regenerative Agriculture to Combat Climate Challenges

After the initial investment, California farmers say regenerative farming practices enhance soil health, fight pests and improve oil quality.

Sep. 7, 2023

Better Soil Management Can Save Mediterranean Olive Groves

It feels like climate change has arrived, and the olive oil industry might be first in the firing line. Luckily, we already know what to do.

Sep. 6, 2023

Award-Winning Greek Producer Nurtures Soil Health and Patrini Olives

Spiridon Anangnostopoulos of Ranis has used his expertise to create the ideal soil substrate for his olive trees, bringing a local olive variety out of obscurity.

Aug. 17, 2023

Europe Passes Controversial Measure to Restore Nature

The new law, approved with a razor-thin margin, requires member states to introduce measures to restore twenty percent of land and sea by 2030.

Aug. 15, 2023

Farms Facing Natural Constraints Play Key Role in European Agriculture

Farms facing natural challenges are less profitable than conventional ones but play a critical role in biodiversity and landscape preservation.

Aug. 10, 2023

Asphalt Made with Olive Oil Byproducts Used to Pave a Highway in Spain

Local officials said the experimental asphalt is more environmentally friendly to manufacture, safer for workers and could provide new revenue for producers.

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.