Jun. 25, 2024

Poets, Journalists, Researchers Awarded Literary Prize

Twelve awards were handed out in Rome for poetry, fiction and scientific research related to olive oil.

Jun. 15, 2024

Report Reveals Growing Number of Olive Producers in Northern Italy

Olive farming is shifting north in Italy as sustainability in a changing climate guides new ventures. Organic growing is also on the rise.

Jun. 12, 2024

Proposal Would Ban Solar Panel Installation on Italy's Farmlands

Exemptions for agri-voltaic systems would still allow research and development of projects in olive groves to continue.

Jun. 6, 2024

Italian Carbon Credit Supplier Receives International Accreditation

Through the Alberami project, Italian olive farmers can generate and sell carbon credits on international markets.

Jun. 6, 2024

Pieralisi Appoints New Chief Executive

Coming from the cargo handling sector, the new chief executive plans to focus on increasing its presence in key markets and continuing to develop cutting-edge technology.

Jun. 5, 2024

Discovery of New Olive Varieties in Italy Spurs App Development

An Italian National Research Center analysis identified two previously unknown cultivars in Frosinone.

May. 13, 2024

Italian Producers Reveal Their Winning Strategies

Italian farmers and millers combined to earn 147 awards at the 2024 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, more than any other country.

May. 13, 2024

Sustainability, Biodiversity Good for Business, This Campania Farmer Believes

Case d'Alto produces organic extra virgin olive oils in Irpinia from autochthonous varieties. Owner Claudio De Luca says focusing on sustainability improves quality.

May. 1, 2024

Festival to Celebrate Mediterranean Tastes, EVOO in Cilento

The Olivitalymed event runs from May 4th to 6th and will bring together producers, policymakers and enthusiasts for tastings, conferences and discussion.

Apr. 18, 2024

Triumphant Producer Reveals Potential of Frosinone

An hour outside Rome, Frosinone is not widely known for olive oil production. Al Piglio hopes to change that with its World Competition win.

Apr. 16, 2024

Tuscan Producer Adapts to a Changing Olive Oil Landscape

Fattoria di Volmiano embraces new ways to produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil.

Apr. 16, 2024

Small Producers, Oleotourism Take Center Stage at Ercole Olivario

The winners of the main competition will participate in the Shelf Life Monitoring Project, which will help improve best practices for producers and consumers.

Apr. 12, 2024

Global Production May Exceed Expectations, but Not Enough to Move Prices

Analysts predict climate change will result in new price dynamics, with high-quality extra virgin olive oil and other market segments behaving differently.


Jan. 5, 2024

Buoyed by Awards, the Pope’s Official EVOO Producer Looks Ahead to Harvest

Pontiffs have traditionally favored extra virgin olive oils of Lazio. Domenico Sperlonga is following in the footsteps of his forefathers to serve Pope Francis.

Jan. 3, 2024

Tuscany Announces Funds to Prevent Olive Grove Abandonment

The measures are meant to encourage growers to take care of abandoned olive trees in difficult terrains and maintain them to prevent wildfire and pest development

Jan. 2, 2024

Rise in Production of Italian PDO and PGI Olive Oils, New Report Reveals

An estimated 23,500 operators produced 13,500 tons of extra virgin olive oil with geographical indications in 2022, but their export value remained stable at €62 million.

Dec. 15, 2023

Meet the Start-Ups in Central Italy Reviving Abandoned Olive Groves

The startup Ager Oliva in Tuscany and the association Le Olivastre in Umbria are committed to restoring abandoned olive groves through adoption plans for citizens and companies.

Dec. 11, 2023

Making Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sicily’s Tree of Peace

Volunteers harvested olives to produce oil from the tree in Palermo that commemorates anti-mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino.

Dec. 7, 2023

Police in Spain and Italy Uncover Olive Oil Fraud Ring

A Europol investigation led to the arrest of eleven accused of adulterating extra virgin olive oil with other products.

Dec. 5, 2023

Soaring Expenses Strain Producers in Southern Europe

Olive oil producers in Spain, Italy and Greece are grappling with challenges that threaten the viability of the sector.

Nov. 27, 2023

Producers Behind Loco Galbasa Achieve Childhood Dream, World-Class Quality

The Sicilian brand Loco Galbasa combines the pursuit of quality and the commitment to environmental sustainability.