Sep. 25, 2023
The damage to the southern Italian region’s olive trees is expected to drive up prices in the short term and lower production in future harvests.
Sep. 25, 2023
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.
Aug. 29, 2023
Producers across Southern California welcomed the unseasonable rainfall and reported only minor damage from flooding and mudslides.
Aug. 29, 2023
Wildfires continue to wreak havoc in rural Greece, partially destroying the traditional Makri olive grove and leaving local producers in despair.
Aug. 14, 2023
Around 4,500 hectares of olive groves have been burned in wildfires across the country. The government promises aid, but farmers want something else.
Nov. 22, 2022
The final agreement agreed to “loss and damage” payments for developing economies and reinforced commitments to lower emissions but not phase out fossil fuels.
Nov. 2, 2022
Known as the Vulnerable Twenty Group, the 58 members asked richer nations to forgive their debt and invest in climate change mitigation efforts.
Nov. 1, 2022
The 27-member bloc announced new strategies including stricter climate pledges. They said that 1.5 °C maximum temperature growth is still within reach.
Sep. 6, 2022
Hail on the Chalkidiki peninsula damaged up to 20 percent of the region’s olives, incurring an estimated €1.8 million in damages.
Aug. 24, 2022
While a court ruled that olive growers were entitled to some compensation, the emotional and cultural pains endure.
Aug. 18, 2022
Countries in southern and western Europe are bearing the bunt of the drought, with varying impacts on olive farmers and society writ large.
Aug. 4, 2022
High temperatures, windy weather and dry soil served as a catalyst for the estimated 279 wildfires burning across the central Italian region.
Sep. 1, 2021
Coldiretti estimates that wildfires cost the Italian agriculture sector at least €1 billion in damage. Olive growers blame climate change for longer, hotter and drier summers.
Aug. 24, 2021
While the damage to olive groves has yet to be fully assessed, some experts believe the fires will impact the 2021 harvest and prices.
Aug. 23, 2021
Producers worry that the country’s worst wildfires in recent memory are a symptom of climate change, and that the government is not adequately preparing for future fires.
Aug. 17, 2021
The ongoing drought has led to wildfires burning around the country, damaging olive trees, and further diminishing the prospects of the 2021 harvest.
Jul. 29, 2021
A massive wildfire on the island destroyed 20,000 hectares of land, including many olive groves and one of Italy's most ancient olive trees.
Jan. 15, 2021
Asaja Madrid estimates that the region's olive harvest will fall by 35 percent as a result of the blizzard.