May. 9, 2024

Pioneering Producer Believes Intensive Olive Farming Is the Future in Lebanon

Intensive farming has allowed Charbel Jaoude to lower production costs without sacrificing quality, helping him cope with the ongoing economic crisis.

Feb. 19, 2024

Conflict and Weather Extremes Dwindle Lebanese Harvest

The cross-border fire between the militant group Hezbollah and Israel has resulted in thousands of Lebanese fleeing north and even more olives left unharvested.

Dec. 29, 2023

Iconic Lebanese Breakfast Receives UNESCO Recognition

Al-man’ouché, the Lebanese breakfast pastry seasoned with olive oil and traditional spices, has been added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Dec. 13, 2023

An Olive Harvest Under Bombardment in Southern Lebanon

The conflict between Israel and Hamas has drawn in Hezbollah militants from Lebanon, threatening olive farmers and their livelihoods.

Sep. 25, 2023

Nurturing Italian Cultivars in Olive Tree's Historic Home

Bustan El Zeitoun uses modern agricultural and milling practices while paying homage to Lebanon’s ancient olive oil culture.

Jun. 8, 2023

Olive Oil Producers in Middle East Enjoy Award-Winning Finish to Bumper Harvest

Producers in Lebanon, Israel and Jordan overcame economic challenges to celebrate success at the 2023 World Olive Oil Competition.

Dec. 16, 2021

Political and Economic Crises Complicate the Harvest in Lebanon

Rising production costs and a weak local currency have hampered the harvest for olive farmers.

Feb. 24, 2021

Hardships in Lebanon Shift Focus to Exports

A devaluing local currency coupled with the scarcity of hard currencies has made production more expensive. Producers are turning to exports as a solution.

Jun. 10, 2020

Two Lebanese Producers Prevail at World Olive Oil Competition

Producers in Lebanon demonstrate how both tradition and innovation are thriving in the ancestral home of the olive tree.

Jun. 29, 2017

Mystery Behind High Lebanese Olive Oil Prices Solved

The Lebanese olive oil industry is facing another threat: cheap imports are flooding the market.

Mar. 24, 2017

Lebanese Olive Oil: Exploring Intricacies of a Sector With Potential

Zejd EVOO illustrates Lebanese growers' perseverance in producing high-end olive oil.

Mar. 11, 2015

U.S. Program Provides Hand Tools to Olive Oil Producers in Lebanon

A U.S. foreign aid program in Lebanon is providing mechanized tools and training for farmers to increase the competitiveness of Lebanese olive oil abroad.

Nov. 27, 2012

Producers in Lebanon Benefit from Reduced Syrian Imports

Olive farmers in Lebanon have achieved some advantage this year in the domestic market due to reduced imports from war-stricken Syria.