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Feb. 11, 2022

Campaign Aims to Replant Olive Trees of Olympia

Thousands of olive tree saplings will be handed out to local farmers to replant in the charred olive groves of Ancient Olympia.

Feb. 10, 2022

New Rules in Italy Set Standards for Oleotourism Operators

The rules create guidelines for certified operators two years after oletourism's inclusion in the national budget.

Dec. 17, 2021

New Efforts Underway to Restore Abandoned Olive Groves in Sardinia

Filiera Olivicola Sardegna is raising money to train and hire locals to restore abandoned olive groves in the northwest of the Mediterranean’s second-largest island.

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Nov. 15, 2021

Restoring Abandoned Olive Trees at Leonardo da Vinci's Home

A startup focused on restoring abandoned olive groves has adopted three hectares of trees around the House of Leonardo, with plans to expand.

Nov. 4, 2021

Lighten Thanksgiving with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Substituting butter and other fats for extra virgin olive oil is a great way to lighten your holiday menu while adding fresh flavors to the classics.

Oct. 13, 2021

Poland and Israel Win Fourth World Championship of Olive Picking in Postira, Croatia

The unique competition, aimed at celebrating local agriculture, had ten teams competing for the title.

Sep. 16, 2021

New Research Reveals Key Role of Olive Oil in Ancient Roman Diets

Using new investigative techniques, researchers from the University of Kent determined that olive oil constituted 20 percent of caloric intake among residents of one Roman city.

Sep. 8, 2021

An Art Exhibition Among the Olive Trees in Umbria

An olive grove in Trevi was transformed into the ideal art exhibition venue, hosting installations that reflect on the pandemic and human nature.

Aug. 12, 2021

People Here Use More Olive Oil than Anywhere Else in The World

Sammarinese consume an average of 22 kilograms of olive oil each year, or about a liter every two weeks.

Aug. 10, 2021

Brač Seeks Croatia’s Sixth PDO Certification

Olive oil has played an integral role in the cultural, ecological and economic development of the Dalmatian island.

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Aug. 4, 2021

Small Farmers and Producers in Italy Organize to Promote Artisanal Oils

The Italian Federation of Independent Olive Growers seeks to promote the culture of small and medium-sized growers and native olive varieties.

Jul. 30, 2021

Just when Olive Oil Tourism Was Trending in Turkey, the Pandemic Hit

The Covid-19 pandemic has decimated Turkey’s fledgling olive oil tourism industry. However, producers believe agritourism is the future of the sector.

Jul. 30, 2021

Organic and PDO Producers at Heart of Italy’s Latest Oleotourism Initiative

A new tourism consortium seeks to help producers work more closely with tourism agencies to promote their extra virgin olive oils.

Jul. 20, 2021

Sicily's Monumental Olive Trees Provide Window Into Island’s History

Sicily’s oldest olive trees have stories to tell. From farmers overcoming adversity to the island becoming a trade hub, olive oil production played an essential part.

Jul. 12, 2021

Ali Gürbüz Claims Fourth Title at 660th Kırkpınar

Gürbüz defeated Koç to earn his second consecutive title as Turkey’s chief wrestler. He triumphed over 2,160 other entrants, who came from across the country to the northwestern city of Edirne to compete in the centuries-old tournament.

Jun. 29, 2021

Andalusia Seeks to Make Olive Production More Profitable With Tourism Initiative

The tourism €1.4 million initiative will help promote olive oil tourism experiences throughout the autonomous community.

Jun. 24, 2021

Pottery Shards in Croatia Reveal Roman Olive Oil and Military History

When describing what is now modern-day Croatia, Cassius Dio said the people cultivated nearly no olives produced no wine. Today, Croatia excels in both, thanks largely to the Roman occupation.

Jun. 21, 2021

Award-Winning Producers Optimistic As Olive Oil Culture Takes Root in Japan

Extra virgin olive oil is becoming more common in Japanese households and restaurants, with families and chefs increasingly appreciating the healthy properties and unique flavors of high-quality olive oil.

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