Greece

Aug. 17, 2021

Heatwave, Deadly Fires Threaten the Approaching Olive Harvest in Greece

The ongoing drought has led to wildfires burning around the country, damaging olive trees, and further diminishing the prospects of the 2021 harvest.

Aug. 4, 2021

Greece Requests Aid for Expected Drop in Olive Oil and Table Olive Production

Some olive-producing regions in Greece are expecting yields to fall by 70 to 90 percent after a year of erratic weather conditions.

Aug. 2, 2021

Researchers Seek Better Understanding of Olive Drupe Development

By studying the molecular and physiological profiles of the drupes during the stages of development, researchers hope to optimize olive oil and table olive production.

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Jul. 20, 2021

New E.U. Ag Policy Could Benefit Greek Olive Growers If Requirements Are Met

Funding for Greek farmers is expected to exceed €20 billion under the new subsidy program. However, some worry that small olive growers will miss out.

Jul. 12, 2021

Exporters' Association of Crete Rejects Nutri-Score

The association argues that the application of Nutri-Score on the island’s olive oil and honey would be catastrophic for producers and consumers alike.

Jul. 8, 2021

As Canadian Olive Oil Market Grows, Greek Exporters Fall Behind

While olive oil consumption increases in the wealthy North American country, the share belonging to Greek olive oil has remained stagnant.

Apr. 16, 2021

Wild Edible Vegetables, a Hidden Gem of Greek Cuisine

Organic and always served with olive oil, wild veggies are a staple dish in Greece and a source of vitamins and nutrients.

Mar. 4, 2021

Exports and Prices Are Looking Up in Greece

The limited supply of extra virgin olive oil in Europe has created the conditions for an upward trend in producer prices in Greece following an uptick in exports.

Mar. 3, 2021

Pressure Mounts in Greece to Settle Dispute Over Kalamata Appellation

Producers are asking the government to repeal a law allowing the term ‘Kalamata’ to be used outside of Messenia. A new PDO designation could be the solution.

Feb. 17, 2021

Bringing Olive Oil Tourism to Greece’s Most Popular Island

Anita Zachou is determined to turn Mykonos into a leading olive oil tourism destination, even though the island produces no EVOO of its own.

Feb. 15, 2021

Olive Oil Permeates Greek Social Fabric in Time of Need

From charitable efforts to reversing desertification, olive trees and olive oil continue to play a fundamental role in Greek society.

Feb. 3, 2021

Bottlers Dispute Application for Crete PGI

With the proposed Protected Geographical Indication, producers on Crete seek control of the production chain while bottlers fear losing profits.

Jan. 20, 2021

Harvest Winds Down in Greece with Mixed Results

Good quality and mediocre quantity characterize the 2020 season in Greece, as the pandemic continues its reign of challenges and uncertainties for producers.

Jun. 5, 2020

Unusual Spring Heat Brings Early Problems for Greek Farms

A heatwave during the critical flowering stage was enough to raise concerns among growers for their expected yields.

May. 21, 2020

Greek Producers Continue to Celebrate Record Year at 2020 NYIOOC

Celebrating good results after a tough year and acknowledging the steps needed to continue producing high-quality oil in a changing climate were among the themes discussed by winning producers.

May. 18, 2020

Greek Producers Achieve Record Wins at NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition

Greek brands had their best showing ever, earning an all-time record of 69 of the world's most coveted olive oil quality awards.

Apr. 20, 2020

Row Over Kalamata PDO Divides Opinions in Greece

In spite of criticism from the new deputy agriculture minister, all Greek table olive producers can keep using the Kalamata PDO label, for now.

Apr. 14, 2020

Europe Approves €1B in Aid for Greek Agriculture

Farming enterprises are eligible to receive up to €100,000 ($109,000) in repayable advances under the aid program.

Mar. 30, 2020

Domestic Consumption Rises in Greece Amid Covid-19, Economic Growth Predicted to Halt

Greek olive oil remains in high demand among national consumers as the country's economic growth is predicted to grind to a halt.

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.

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