May. 16, 2024

A Silver Lining for Some Moroccan Producers After Poor Harvest

Olive oil production recovered from the lows of the previous harvest, but remained significantly below the five-year average. Still, some producers celebrated award-winning quality.

Oct. 31, 2023

Global Olive Oil Production Set for Second Straight Year of Decline

The world’s seven largest olive oil-producing countries are expected to yield 1.97 million tons in the 2023/24 crop year, 23 percent below the average of the previous four campaigns.

Oct. 11, 2023

Morocco Bans Olive Oil Exports in Bid to Control Rising Prices

Officials say the ban will stem olive oil price increases in the country. It won't help elsewhere.

Sep. 25, 2023

Morocco's Olive Harvest Expected to Rebound, Despite Headwinds

Despite a hot and dry summer, recent rain has improved conditions, with more expected in the coming weeks. Officials expect production to improve compared to last year.

Jan. 31, 2023

Morocco's Olive Oil Exports Reach Record Levels as Domestic Prices Rise

The latest trade data shows significant growth in Moroccan olive oil exports, but low production has raised prices domestically.

Jan. 3, 2023

Moroccan University to Offer Olive Oil Master’s Degree

The two-year degree program is meant to help professionalize the increasingly-important table olive and olive oil sectors in the North African country.

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.

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.

Apr. 1, 2020

European Bank Funds Olive Oil Expansion in Morocco

More than $5.5 million will contribute to the construction of an olive oil mill in the Fez-Meknes region. EBRD is working closely with FAO and other institutions to boost Moroccan agricultural products.

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.


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.