Greece

Feb. 24, 2020

Greeks Call for Strategic Plan in Wake of Low Prices

The minister of agriculture has called for a plan to support the olive oil industry after private storage aid was rejected as inefficient for the Greek sector

Feb. 19, 2020

Greek Olive Oil Gets New Exemption From US Tariffs

A revised list of tariffs on E.U. products spares Greek olive oils.

Jan. 15, 2020

Hephaestion Was a Friend of Alexander's, but Not Cretan Producers'

Adverse weather conditions in Crete caused further damage to olive oil growers and producers.

Jan. 10, 2020

New Year, Same Problems for Greek Olive Oil Producers

Olive oil production varied from area to area, but uniformity of low prices was a constant across all of Greece.

Nov. 18, 2019

Producers in Crete Stunned by Precarious Crop

A sudden outburst of the fruit fly and other pathogens inflicted unexpected damage on the island's farms.

Oct. 28, 2019

Despite Tariff Exemption, Greek Producers Struggle to Export Their Oil

With U.S. tariffs on some Spanish olive oil imports coming into force, Greek producers should have an advantage over Spain. However, the nation has not been able to profit from exporting its olive oil reserves.

May. 29, 2019

No Consensus on This Year’s Production in Greece

Estimates of this year’s olive oil production by key stakeholders offer contrasting pictures of the quantities of extra virgin olive oil that may be available on the Greek market for this season.

May. 29, 2019

14 Greek Olive Varieties to Be State Certified

Greek Nurseries are watching developments that could satisfy their long-standing demand for certified propagating material.

May. 16, 2019

Greeks Discuss Effort and Dedication Behind NYIOOC Triumphs

In spite of poor weather and trouble with pests, Greek producers took home a total of 35 awards at the 2019 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition.

Apr. 17, 2019

Olive Oil Drives Growth of Greek Agri-food Sector

Olive oil was the largest Greek agri-food export last year and the fourth-largest export overall, according to a new report. Its success has renewed the call from farmers for government backing.

Apr. 3, 2019

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

The organic land area used for olive cultivation across the world has almost tripled since 2004.

Mar. 27, 2019

Olive Oil Production Data in Europe Reveal Divergent Trends

Production in Italy and Greece is down sharply. In Spain and Portugal, it's dramatically higher.

Mar. 7, 2019

Greek Table Olive Exports Slowing Down

Low output, setbacks in quality and higher prices are leading foreign buyers to look elsewhere.

May. 10, 2018

More Greek Winners Reflect on Their NYIOOC Awards

Greek producers like these NYIOOC winners have studied modern olive oil production methods and engaged in the persistent efforts necessary to make some of the world's best olive oils.

May. 9, 2018

Greeks Prepare for the Worst as Xylella Threat Looms

The late incidents in Spain cause anxiety in Greece, where no appearance of the pathogen has been recorded.

May. 1, 2018

54 Greek Olive Oils Awarded at NYIOOC

Greek producers earned more awards at the 2018 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition than ever before.

Apr. 19, 2018

Landslide in Western Greece Sweeps Olive Trees Away

About 2,500 centenarian olive trees were swallowed by the tumbling soil.

Mar. 19, 2018

Report Advises Greek Exporters to Innovate

After an analysis of the American olive oil market, the Greek Embassy in Washington says innovation is the key for Greek olive oil exporters.

Feb. 26, 2018

Kalamata Olives to be Added to Greek National List of Plant Varieties

Officials in Greece want to commercialize the Kalamata name to enhance trade prospects.

Feb. 21, 2018

Greek Olive Variety Makri Awaiting EU PDO Status

Makri is an indigenous Greek olive variety cultivated in Alexandroupoli in northeastern Greece close to the border with Turkey, a region located in the western part of the geographical and historical region known as Thrace.

Jan. 17, 2018

Stopping Xylella a 'Top Priority,' Greek Official Says

No manifestation of the disease has been documented in Greece, and the deputy minister of Rural Development said he wants to keep it that way.

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