Jul. 1, 2019

Ghedira Re-elected Executive Director of IOC

Several incumbents retained their positions at the top of the International Olive Council hierarchy, but not without controversy as Italy again missed out on a leadership role and Israel's representative was unable to vote.

Jan. 30, 2019

All-female Cooperative Transforms Olive Oil Into Hope

The Femmes du Rif is a female-run cooperative in Morocco that focuses on sustainable olive oil production. They hope to reverse the fortunes of an otherwise declining rural region.

Apr. 6, 2017

Workshops Support Moroccan Olive Oil Sector

As part of the FAO's and EBRD's ongoing support to Morocco's olive oil sector, a series of workshops were organized during the first quarter of 2017.

Dec. 15, 2016

Moroccan Farmers Combat Climate Change With Olive Trees and Innovation

Climate change is altering Morocco's landscape and creating serious challenges for the agricultural sector. In the Al Haouz province, resilient farmers took steps to adapt, and they have a burgeoning olive industry to show for it.

Dec. 5, 2016

U.N. Helps Moroccan Cooperative Boost Production Despite Drought

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has teamed up with a rural Moroccan cooperative in order to boost the local olive oil industry.

Dec. 14, 2015

Farmers in Spain Seek Stop to Duty-Free Imports from Morocco

COAG Andalucia raises concerns over Moroccan olive oil imports after the annulment of 2012 EU trade agreement.

Sep. 8, 2014

Morocco, Argentina Seek to Increase Olive Production

Plans are underway in both Morocco and Argentina to increase the output of olives and olive oil.

Feb. 6, 2014

Police Say Smuggled Moroccan Olive Oil Found in 'Toxic Goods' Containers

Illegally imported Moroccan olive oil in containers labeled as containing toxic substances was found in a van headed for Barcelona.

Feb. 29, 2012

Spanish Producers Call Moroccan Olive Oil Trade Deal a 'Disaster'

Moroccan olive oil producers say Spain should not be so afraid of a wider EU-Morocco free trade deal - at least for now - because the US market is their main target.

Dec. 21, 2010

The Aqallal Family, Atlas Olive Oils

"You only produce 'gran cru' from high quality olives that are fresh, clean and healthy. You then become obsessed by quality, aromas, flavors. It penetrates your body, your everyday life."

Jul. 22, 2010

Moroccan EVOO Gets Boost from UN

With the expertise and support of UNIDO, Moroccan olive oil production has soared since 2008 and the country’s 2009 output is drawing interest from investors worldwide.