May. 12, 2021
Donato and Michele Conserva produce award-winning extra virgin olive oils from century-old trees using the latest technology at their family mill.
Apr. 8, 2021
Archaeologists are working to preserve the cultural heritage of the Leucocarpa cultivar as producers are starting to grow and transform the ivory-white fruits.
Apr. 5, 2021
The agritech startup Elaisian has raised $1 million in its latest fundraising round to expand a program that helps farmers identify and manage pest risks.
Mar. 29, 2021
Efforts in Puglia and Andalusia are underway to monitor the spread of the deadly vector of Xyella fastidiosa. Using mobile applications, volunteers will help experts track the insect populations.
Mar. 29, 2021
In response to a pro-Nutri-Score petition signed by hundreds of scientists, Italian politicians and farmers have united in opposing to the French labeling system while promoting its alternatives.
Feb. 10, 2021
Consumption edged upward in 2020, according to an industry group as production in the 2020/21 crop year turned out to be lower than initial estimates.
Feb. 2, 2021
Through a fusion of historical influences and sustainable practices, Castello Monte Vibiano has achieved outstanding quality goals while preserving the local environment.
Feb. 1, 2021
Researchers found that a recently-patented bio-complex killed bacteria from three strains of Xylella in infected trees, while increasing their resilience to the disease.
Jan. 15, 2021
Olive oil prices in Puglia continue to slide despite lower production in 2020. Coldiretti believes the government must do more.
Dec. 30, 2020
A survey shows that exports and consumption of Italian extra virgin olive oils with geographical indications grew steadily over five years.
Dec. 21, 2020
Volunteers in Toscolano Maderno are demonstrating the economic and social value of abandoned olive trees.
Dec. 4, 2020
The most significant drops in yield have been reported in the south, while northern and central Italy recorded some increases.
Sep. 23, 2020
As the harvest gets underway in Sicily, three of Italy’s main agricultural organizations estimate this year’s olive oil harvest will be earlier and smaller than last year.
Sep. 22, 2020
A pioneering outdoor classroom at the Ciuffelli Agricultural Institute provides students with an inspiring setting to resume their studies.
Sep. 16, 2020
Guaranteed loans are available to producer organizations to buy Italian olive oil and table olives from their members.
Sep. 14, 2020
Extreme weather events – ranging from hail storms to flash flooding – have impacted olive growers across Italy. For many farmers, hopes of a promising harvest have washed away.
Sep. 9, 2020
the Italian Minister of Agriculture has been lobbying other E.U. governments on the issue and has called for the protection of foods that she hailed as "pillars of the Mediterranean diet.”
Sep. 8, 2020
The Venetian regional government has teamed up with farmers and researchers to find the cause of an ongoing outbreak
Aug. 27, 2020
The Agency for Payments in Agriculture has awarded its €8 million tender. Skeptical farmers are questioning the criteria used to make the decision and have said the final amount of €2.28 is too low.
Aug. 27, 2020
The usual influx of seasonal workers who come to harvest apples, grapes and olives in Italy has been interrupted. Travel restrictions related to Covid-19 has politicians and farmers worried that key crops will not be picked in time.