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Dec. 5, 2023

Hard Work Yields World-Class Quality in Brazil

Estância das Oliveiras earned seven Gold Awards at the 2023 NYIOOC, the most in a single year for any Brazilian producer.

Nov. 27, 2023

South African Producers Celebrate Quality After Season Marred by Blackouts

Seven producers from South Africa’s Western Cape combined to win a record-high 16 awards at the world’s largest olive oil quality competition.

Nov. 15, 2023

Trade Group Announces Olive Oil Quality Testing Initiative

Faced with low supply and high prices, the North American Olive Oil Association says it seeks to deter dishonest actors.

Oct. 23, 2023

Australians Overcome Cold, Wet Harvest to Win in New York

Producers in Australia earned fifteen awards at the 2023 NYIOOC after a chilly, damp harvest reduced their yield.

Oct. 18, 2023

Record-Breaking Achievements at the 2023 NYIOOC

The eleventh edition of the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil quality contest ended Monday when the final winners from the Southern Hemisphere division were revealed.

Oct. 11, 2023

How Air Pollution Affects Olive Oil Quality in California

Producers and researchers weigh in on the impact of wildfire smoke and air pollution on the local olive oil industry.

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.

Jul. 18, 2023

Research Explores Olive Oil Co-Extraction with Olive Leaves, Herbs and Spices

A research review examined how milling olives with olive leaves, herbs and spices could increase the polyphenol content of the resulting oil.

Jul. 13, 2023

Officials in Zadar County Celebrate Award-Winning Producers

Prefect Božidar Longin thanked local extra virgin olive oil, wine and cheese producers for exposing a global audience to Zadar county’s agricultural products.

Jul. 11, 2023

Ever Higher Quality Rewarded at Eighth EVO IOOC Italy in Calabria

Producers from Italy and Brazil received the highest honors at the eight EVO IOOC Italy. Judges agreed that the quality is improving.

Jun. 21, 2023

Andalusian Producers Achieve Outstanding Quality After Disastrous Harvest

After the smallest harvest in more than a decade, producers in Spain earned their fourth-highest award count at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Jun. 15, 2023

Research-Focused Conference in Pakistan Showcases the Potential of Olive Cultivation

The PakOlive conference focused on olive oil as a strategic crop in the face of climate change and the need to focus on quality and exports.

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.