Jul. 9, 2020
The centuries-old Kırkpınar olive oil wrestling championship will reportedly not go ahead until the end of summer or autumn. The decision was made by the event organizers after consulting with Turkey’s Ministry of Health.
Jun. 9, 2020
An association of Italian farmers warns that the sector could lose €1 billion in 2020. As the lockdown eases, farmhouses are finding new ways to safely attract tourists.
Mar. 6, 2020
Among the fruit and coffee plantations of Minas Gerais, olive trees have taken root. Despite the region's unconventional climate, local producers are creating a new kind of olive oil culture in Brazil.
Dec. 4, 2019
Producers in Corsica are at the mercy of policy measures to contain Xylella fastidiosa on the island. Some fear these new policies are damaging the island's olive-producing culture.
Nov. 5, 2019
El-Hachemi finished first again with a 2:44 finish at the 2019 Marathon of the Olive Trees.
Oct. 15, 2019
Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.
Sep. 23, 2019
In the southwestern village of Stella Cilento, children will enjoy an afternoon snack of bread and olive oil provided by the town, after helping with the harvest.
Sep. 19, 2019
Early Celts in the French region of Burgundy imported olive oil from the Mediterranean around 500 BCE, a new study shows. The find is the earliest evidence of olive oil use in Central Europe.
Sep. 4, 2019
Seven small-scale Syrian farmers were given new hope for a better future as they learned new skills from farming communities in Piedmont and Liguria.
Jul. 11, 2019
Guía Oliva 2019 will rate and describe extra virgin olive oils sold in Chile. The authors intend to educate consumers about what is going on in the Chilean olive oil world.
Jul. 7, 2019
The two-time former champion defeated Orhan Okulu, last year's winner, to claim the honor of head wrestler at Kırkpınar. This is Gürbüz's first title since his disqualification in the 2013 semi-final.
Apr. 18, 2019
The installation of 16 centenary olive trees in celebration of Milan's Design Week has led to some questioning the origin and the future of the trees. Artist Sabine Marcelis says the trees were ethically sourced.
Apr. 9, 2019
The award ceremony also saw the launching of the Mediterranean Olive Oil Women’s Network and was an opportunity for a Jordanian agriculture official to showcase her country's progress.