Greece

Organic Olive Cultivation Increasing Worldwide

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

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.
Special Report

Greek Table Olive Exports Slowing Down

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

After Tough Harvest, Producers in Crete Ask for Compensation

The small quantity of olive oil that was produced in Crete remains idle since there is no demand from buyers abroad. Producers are demanding compensation.
Olive Oil Times Special

Mapping the Polyphenols of Greek EVOOs for Healthy Aging

Extra virgin olive oils from Crete were found to contain the highest polyphenols load. Two-phase processing was also found to better preserves phenols in olive oil.

Greek Producers Report Poor Harvest for Quantity, Quality

After a bad harvest, olive farmers and oil producers may not be able to receive compensation. However, small producers have a chance to shine in a depleted field of competitors.
Special Report

The Rise of Organic Olive Oil in Greece

Small-scale Greek producers are taking a gamble that the risk of investing in organic olive oil production will pay off. Some say Greece has the ideal conditions in which to do so.

Olive Farming Around the ‘Navel of the World’

After years of decline and neglect, olive farming and oil production are making a comeback in the historic Greek region.