olive oil quality

Sep. 28, 2023

Precise Irrigation Key to Long-Term Productivity

A drought-resistant crop, olives still need adequate watering. Researchers are optimizing irrigation to improve yield and quality.

Sep. 26, 2023

How Monovarietal Olive Oils Promote Ecological Farming, Safeguard Landscapes

Producing monovarietal extra virgin olive oil promotes endemic varieties, which require fewer phytosanitary interventions, preserve landscapes and promote biodiversity.

Aug. 29, 2023

World Olive Oil Competition Southern Hemisphere Live Updates

The NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition is unveiling award winners in the Southern Hemisphere division of the annual quality contest. Olive Oil Times writers around the world are covering the results and reactions.

Aug. 10, 2023

How an Experimental Farm in Japan Gave Rise to Award-Winning Olive Oil

What started as a land restoration project has transformed into an award-winning extra virgin olive oil-producing operation on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu.

Aug. 8, 2023

Judging Gets Underway in NYIOOC Southern Division

Registration remains open until the final results are released in September. Producers across the hemisphere await the results.

Aug. 2, 2023

Education Vital to Success of Turkey’s Olive Oil Sector, Award-Winning Producer Says

After winning 10 awards at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, the producers behind Oliva Malia are keen to share the secrets of their success.

Jun. 12, 2023

Tracking the Rise of Olive Oil in Japan

The rising quantity and quality of olive oil production in Japan presents opportunities for local farmers as well as European exporters.

Jun. 8, 2023

Olive Oil Producers in Middle East Enjoy Award-Winning Finish to Bumper Harvest

Producers in Lebanon, Israel and Jordan overcame economic challenges to celebrate success at the 2023 World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 8, 2023

Sicilian and Sardinian Producers Attribute Award-Winning Quality to Innovation, Sustainability

Producers on Sicily and Sardinia overcame drought and macroeconomic challenges to craft some of this year's best extra virgin olive oils.

Jun. 5, 2023

Goya Spain GM Says the Global Olive Oil Sector Potential Lies with Young Consumers

Antonio Carrasco believes olive oil brands must define themselves through quality while communicating these values to young people.

Jun. 1, 2023

Consumer Group in France Finds Olive Oils Contaminated with Hydrocarbons

Test results published by the National Consumer Institute, found that 23 of 24 olive oils had traces of plasticizer and hydrocarbon contamination.

May. 31, 2023

First-Time NYIOOC Winners Find New Opportunities

From increased media coverage to easier access to lucrative foreign markets, first-time winners at the World Olive Oil Competition reflect on the results of their hardwork and success.

May. 31, 2023

Workshop in Croatia Highlights Award-Winning Olive Oils

During a guided tasting, attendees learned what makes Dalmatian extra virgin olive oil stand out at the World Competition.

Apr. 27, 2023

Quality of Central Italian Producers Shines Through After Difficult Harvest

The climate did not make it easy for olive growers in Lazio, Umbria or Abruzzo. Still, producers crafted award-winning extra virgin olive oils emphasizing local varieties.

Apr. 27, 2023

A Record-Breaking Year for Producers in Turkey

After becoming the world’s second-largest producing country, Turkish producers upped their quality too.

Apr. 24, 2023

U.S. Producers Weathered a Difficult Season and Emerged with Good Results

Although the yield is expected to be 50 percent lower than last year, there are reasons for a positive outlook.

Apr. 21, 2023

Undeterred by Drought, Producers Across Spain Achieve Award-Winning Quality

Olive oil production in Spain dropped sharply in the 2022/23 crop year. Still, producers managed to obtain outstanding results.

Apr. 17, 2023

Prominent Producer Applauds Croatia's Success at World Competition

Award-winning producer Ivica Vlatković attributed Croatia's success so far at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition to individual quality and sector-wide cooperation.

Apr. 12, 2023

How to Make Award-Winning Olive Oil in a Tractor-Trailer

Samir Bayraktar, the founder of Olive Truck, has earned ten NYIOOC awards for extra virgin olive oils produced in his mobile mill.

Apr. 11, 2023

Portugal Enjoys Record-High ‘Off-Year’ Harvest

The country is expected to produce slightly more than 126,000 tons, the fourth-highest yield on record. Initial estimates forecasted production of fewer than 100,000 tons.

Apr. 6, 2023

Elementary Schoolers Helped Produce One of Croatia's Best Extra Virgin Olive Oils

OPG Uroda earned a Gold Award at the 2023 NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition with help from local students.