Morocco

Apr. 6, 2022

Moroccan Producers Anticipate Near-Record Harvest

Olive oil production is expected to reach 200,000 tons for the second time in Morocco. Recently-planted olive trees and improved irrigation are partially responsible.

Mar. 31, 2022

North Africans Ate Olives 100,000 Years Ago, Evidence Suggests

Archaeological evidence suggests that people living on Morocco’s Atlantic coast ate wild olives and used the tree's wood and pits as fuel.

Oct. 27, 2021

Heat and Drought Hamper Olive Harvest in Morocco

Olive production could fall by 30 percent from earlier forecasts. Experts expect the country to keep getting hotter and drier.

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May. 13, 2021

Moroccan Study Identifies Nutri-Score As Most Effective Among Five Popular Food Labels

Researchers compared the front-of-pack label with four other standard labels and found Nutri-Score to be the best at helping local consumers make healthier food choices.

Oct. 15, 2020

Despite Drop in Production and Exports, Moroccan Producers Remain Optimistic

Moroccan olive oil production is expected to exceed that of Tunisia, Turkey and Portugal.

Jun. 1, 2020

Winning Producers at World Competition Give Moroccan EVOO the 'Place It Deserves'

Morocco took home a record number of awards at this year's NYIOOC. Winners attributed their success to a "quiet revolution" in the country's olive oil sector.

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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.

Dec. 10, 2015

In Morocco, a Program to Improve Agricultural and Industrial Practices in the Olive Sector

Representing five percent of the country's gross domestic product, olive production is one of the focal points of the Green Morocco Project, or Plan Maroc Vert.

Sep. 16, 2015

N. African Producers Move from Bulk to Branded

Olive oil producers in Tunisia and Morocco, sensing an opportunity, are focused on improving olive oil quality and branding.

Apr. 26, 2015

Tracking the Quality of Moroccan Olive Oils

A study published in the journal Food Chemistry set out to establish the quality of olive oil samples produced in North Morocco.

Jan. 12, 2015

Proposed Rules Would Align Morocco with International Standards

The Moroccan government has proposed rules which will define and regulate the quality of olive oil.

Sep. 22, 2014

Moroccan City Bans Olive Trees Citing Allergy Concerns

Oujda, a city of half million people in the world's second largest table olive producing country, announced a citywide ban on olive trees.

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