olive farming

Apr. 12, 2024

Olive Growing Starting to Take Root in Central Europe

As climate change makes Central European winters milder and drier, farmers in Austria and northeastern Croatia are beginning to plant olives.

Apr. 9, 2024

Tunisian Ag Minister Urges Sector to Take Advantage of Bumper Harvest

Olive oil production rebounded in the 2023/24 crop year. Abdelmonem Belati believes the sector must work together to export extra virgin olive oil quickly.

Apr. 3, 2024

Nurseries in Spain Are Running Low on Olive Tree Seedlings

High olive oil prices at origin, interest from private equity and farmers seeking to shift away from more water-intensive crops are fueling the shortages.

Apr. 1, 2024

Olive Lace Bug Adds to Harvest Woes for Australian Farmers

Wet summers and mild winters have allowed the Australian lace bug to spread from its usual host plants to olive trees across the island.

Mar. 27, 2024

In Chile, Mixed Expectations Replace High Hopes

Producers anticipated another harvest exceeding 20,000 tons until poor climate conditions in the winter tempered their outlook.

Mar. 21, 2024

New Law in Italy Incentivizes Young People to Become Farmers

The legislation includes favorable tax rates for young people starting businesses, along with grants to buy land and equipment.

Feb. 23, 2024

After Bumper Harvests, a Sharply Lower Yield in Argentina

An ‘off-year’ harvest, lack of chill hours, and extreme weather events are expected to reduce the yield by as much as 40 percent.

Feb. 22, 2024

Experts Back Olives in a Hotter, Drier World

Olive farming may play a critical role in the future of agriculture. Researchers have suggestions for doing it right.

Feb. 22, 2024

Italian Farmers, Producers Confirm Production Rebound

Olive oil production for the 2023/24 crop year was bolstered by strong harvests in the south.

Feb. 19, 2024

A Dismal Harvest Concludes in Greece

With the country’s olive oil production almost halved compared to last year, record prices at origin have shaped a market searching for equilibrium.

Feb. 19, 2024

Quality Is Key in El Mistol’s Drive to Grow in Argentina, Expand Exports

The producer hopes the new government’s policy agenda and the company’s investments to expand production will improve profitability and grow the local consumer base.

Feb. 19, 2024

How One Producer Deals with Rising Volumes and A Shorter Harvest in France

In the South of France, the producer behind Mas des Bories manages a bumper harvest and a shorter window to mill.

Feb. 19, 2024

Fourth Generation of Sicilian Farmers Celebrate Local Cultivars

In southeastern Sicily, the producers behind Vernèra share a sense of social responsibility and environmental sustainability.


Jan. 3, 2024

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict Harvest Potential from Climate Data

The publicly available algorithm was developed using 15 years of data from Italy to compare how combinations of climatic events impacted subsequent harvests.

Jan. 3, 2024

Tuscany Announces Funds to Prevent Olive Grove Abandonment

The measures are meant to encourage growers to take care of abandoned olive trees in difficult terrains and maintain them to prevent wildfire and pest development

Jan. 2, 2024

Corto Bets on Olives as Crop of The Future in Changing Sacramento Valley

As California deals with the impacts of climate change, rising labor costs and worker shortages, Corto Olive president Cliff Little believes planting more olives is a solution.

Jan. 2, 2024

Olives Bring Sustainable Development to Pakistan

Pakistan continues to deepen ties with Italy to bring the necessary hardware and technical knowledge to the fledgling olive oil sector.

Dec. 19, 2023

Olive Center Works to Educate Next Generation of Ag. Pros

The Olea Learn program teaches undergraduates the necessary agronomic and business skills to run an olive farming and olive oil production business.

Dec. 19, 2023

Brazil’s Al-Zait Rises to International Acclaim

In only two seasons, southern Brazilian producer Al-Zait has gone from a newcomer to olive oil production to an award-winner on the biggest stage.

Dec. 15, 2023

Meet the Start-Ups in Central Italy Reviving Abandoned Olive Groves

The startup Ager Oliva in Tuscany and the association Le Olivastre in Umbria are committed to restoring abandoned olive groves through adoption plans for citizens and companies.

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.