Mar. 10, 2023
Some say government assistance is lagging behind efforts to bring new life to Evia’s wildfire-ravaged olive groves.
Mar. 2, 2023
Olive Oil Consumption in Italy, Greece Expected to Grow Amid Global Decline
Despite rising prices, lower production and the impacts of inflation, olive oil consumption in Italy and Greece is expected to rise, bucking the global trend.
Feb. 22, 2023
Climate Change Threatens Chalkidiki Table Olive Producers, Research Indicates
Despite a fruitful crop year, the future of Chalkidiki olives is threatened as winter temperatures rise and precipitation falls.
Feb. 6, 2023
Greek Producers Ask for a Commission to Promote Exports
Greek olive producers seek the establishment of a permanent commission to promote olive exports.
Jan. 11, 2023
Greece’s New CAP Plan Approved By European Commission
The E.U. will release more than €13 billion from 2023-2027 to back the Greek agricultural sector. However, new provisions in the policy are alarming some farmers.
Jan. 9, 2023
Persistent Warm Weather Causes Headaches for Olive Oil Producers in Greece
Daytime temperatures remain around 20°C in many olive oil-producing areas of the country, undermining the quality of fresh EVOOs.
Oct. 27, 2022
Meet an Award-Winning Producer Promoting Greek Oils in Berlin
Amadeus Tzamouranis is connecting German consumers with olive oil producers in Kalamata.
Oct. 17, 2022
Greece Hails Strong Presence in U.S. Table Olive Market as Exports Rise
Greece ranked second among table olives exporters to the United States in the first half of 2022 but received the highest prices.
Sep. 29, 2022
Promising Signs of a Robust Harvest in Greece
Contrary to other main European producers, Greece expects a substantial increase in its harvest yield. However, significant challenges could hamper the final tally.
Sep. 21, 2022
Greece Again Adds Kalamata Olives to National List of Plant Varieties
All Greek producers of Kalamon olives will be able to sell them as Kalamata olives. Producers in Messenia argue it will devalue their PDO certification.
Sep. 6, 2022
Bulk Exports from Greece Help Fuel the Italian Olive Oil Industry
Exporters would earn more with branded products, however, entering the Italian market requires resources beyond the reach of many small Greek producers.
Sep. 6, 2022
Chalkidiki Table Olives Hit by Hail Ahead of Harvest
Hail on the Chalkidiki peninsula damaged up to 20 percent of the region’s olives, incurring an estimated €1.8 million in damages.
Aug. 23, 2022
Monogram Cultivates Success Through Teamwork in Greece
The four young co-founders of Monogram used their professional backgrounds to found an award-winning olive oil brand in Kalamata.
Mar. 11, 2022
Crisis Spurred Spartan Olive Oil to Forge a Brighter Future
After the 2008 financial crisis, a Greek-American returned to their homeland to breathe new life into a centuries-old olive oil culture.
Feb. 28, 2022
Greece Registers Four PDO and PGI Olive Oils as Intellectual Property
The Greek extra virgin olive oils were registered with an international organization that protects the product from imitation and counterfeiters in 56 countries.
Feb. 11, 2022
Campaign Aims to Replant Olive Trees of Olympia
Thousands of olive tree saplings will be handed out to local farmers to replant in the charred olive groves of Ancient Olympia.
Jan. 21, 2022
Greece to Compensate Olive Growers Impacted by Summer Fires
Full-time olive growers are expected to receive approximately €100 per destroyed olive tree, with half of the amount paid in advance.
Dec. 17, 2021
Greeks Are Consuming Less Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Greeks are among the top per capita consumers of olive oil in the world but have cut back on the highest grade.
Dec. 16, 2021
Harvest Unfolds with Mixed Results in Greece
A modest yield is expected in most of the producing regions of the country, with many producers pinning their hopes on quality.
Dec. 7, 2021
Producers on Crete Look to DNA Analysis to Add Value
Local producers have joined forces with scientists In Chania, Crete, to identify, analyze and transfer the DNA identity of olive oil from the field to the bottle, achieving authenticity and traceability for their local products.
Nov. 8, 2021
Heavy Downpours Dampen Harvest Outlook in Greece
Many producing regions, especially in the western part of the country, were hit with a deluge that some farmers say is becoming more common.