olive harvest

Jan. 24, 2023

Albanian Producers Struggle with Low Prices

While Albanian farmers enjoyed a bountiful harvest, low prices on the internal market and challenging logistics are causing concern.

Jan. 5, 2023

In Jaén, New Agreement Raises Salary for Olive Workers

Olive companies and unions sign a new agreement, which provides a 3.25 percent salary raise for the 2022/2023 season and additional increases over the next four years.

Dec. 14, 2022

NYIOOC Winner Awarded for Olio Nuovo in Dalmatia

Denis Plastić reflects on a challenging harvest even as his Olio Nuovo is lauded at a local competition.

Dec. 12, 2022

In Brescia, Neglected City Olives Get Harvested

A group of citizens came together to harvest olives from trees throughout the city of Brescia and make olive oil.

Dec. 9, 2022

In Italy, Industry Experts Forecast Lower Yield, Higher Quality

Italian olive oil production for the 2022/23 crop year is expected to fall by 37 percent, to 208,000 tons. However, quality is set to increase.

Feb. 1, 2019

Italian Olive Oil Production Falls to Record Lows

The Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market said 185,000 tons produced. A raft of climatic and phytosanitary problems are to blame.

Nov. 5, 2014

Ayvalık Hosts 10th International Olive Harvest Days

The picturesque coastal town was the stage for the 10th annual Ayvalık Harvest Days this weekend.

Nov. 4, 2014

A Palestinian Man's Long-Awaited Olive Harvest

Harvesting has been dangerously difficult or impossible for many farmers as a result of Israeli military control and opposing settlers.

Nov. 3, 2014

A Harvest to Forget

This part of central Italy is famous for its quality oil grown on stony hillsides, but this year the olive fly has caused havoc in Umbria.

Oct. 30, 2014

Umbrian Leaders Seek Action for 'Huge Damages' to Region's Growers

Umbria's olive oil production will suffer a dramatic loss, that in some areas could reach 80 percent.

Oct. 20, 2014

Croatian Olive Growers Face a Disappointing Harvest

The olive harvest has started earlier than usual in the Croatian olive-growing regions of Istria and Dalmatia, bringing disappointing yields.

Sep. 9, 2014

Turkey Braces for Economic Impact of Erratic Weather

Number two table olive producer, Turkey, is in the midst of dealing with the economic impact of erratic weather patterns over the last year.

Jul. 22, 2014

Farmgate Prices Up 20 Percent in Spain

Prices are trending upward on predictions of a significant decrease in production for the upcoming campaign in Andalusia.

Dec. 15, 2011

Commercial Olive Cultivation Begins in India

India's western state of Rajasthan is all set to begin the commerical cultivation of olive. Large farmers in the state have shown keen inclination towards olive cultivation.

Dec. 6, 2011

Pakistan Promotes Olive Cultivation in Punjab

The government of Pakistan is promoting the cultivation of olives in selected areas of Punjab, which are suited for olive farming. A comprehensive plan for olive production has been prepared.

Oct. 11, 2011

Jaén Hoping for Rain as Olive Harvest Looms

It's autumn in Jaén, the center of world olive oil production, but unrelenting heat and four months without rain has fueled talk of a 30 percent fall in its olive harvest this year.

Oct. 11, 2011

September Heat Means Early Harvest, Less Olive Oil in Italy

While it is estimated that the high temperatures -- the second highest on record since 1800 -- will reduce olive oil production by about 10 percent, the quality of the oil is supposed to be good.

Sep. 29, 2011

Girolio d’Italia at the Starting Line

Get ready for a two-month journey across Italy to discover the country’s different tastes and cultivars with the newly pressed extra virgin olive oil.

Jan. 25, 2011

A Painter of Olive Harvests

Mariella Gualtieri remembers a man hired to help with the harvest. Seeing her small hands shivering he said, “If only olives were the size of oranges, we’d finish sooner.”

Jul. 13, 2010

Essay: First Harvest

Years ago a local farmer laughed when he saw our lines of bonsai olive trees. ‘You’re mad planting in this drought,’ he said. I wish he were here now to see this.

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