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Jun. 22, 2022

One of the Oldest Examples of Nonnative Olive Cultivation Uncovered in Jordan Valley

Archaeological remains in the Central Jordan Valley show evidence of the oldest example of olives being farmed outside their naturally-occurring range.

May. 4, 2022

Argentina Likely to Host Olive Council's Fourth Olive Germplasm Bank

During a recent visit, the IOC also discussed technology transfer, production improvements and adding the Arauco cultivar to the World Catalog of Olive Varieties.

Apr. 6, 2022

Moroccan Producers Anticipate Near-Record Harvest

Olive oil production is expected to reach 200,000 tons for the second time in Morocco. Recently-planted olive trees and improved irrigation are partially responsible.

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Mar. 31, 2022

Olive Farmers in Pakistan Seek Government Assistance to Scale Production

Some farmers in Pakistan are replacing traditional crops with olives, but need government subsidies to install irrigation systems and mill their fruits.

Mar. 2, 2022

Charities to Plant 25,000 Olive Trees in Palestine

The trees will be planted across the West Bank in an effort to replace some of those that were destroyed by conflict and help boost the state’s economy.

Feb. 28, 2022

In Pakistan, Efforts to Grow Olives in Underdeveloped Areas Begin to Bear Fruit

Under the Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project, Pakistan is growing thousands of olive trees in its northwestern region, a former hotbed for terrorism after 9/11.

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Dec. 15, 2021

Biodiversity Project Expands Beyond Spain

More than 750 Mediterranean olive farmers across four countries have applied to join the Olivares Vivos project, which succeeded in increasing biodiversity in Andalusian olive groves.

Dec. 6, 2021

Global Olive Oil Production Will Reach 4.4M Tons by 2050, Expert Projects

Intensive groves will outnumber traditional farms thirty years from now, and the number of olive oil-producing countries will rise to 80, says Juan Vilar.

Nov. 30, 2021

Award-Winning Producer Says Croatians Need to Return to Their Traditional Roots

After climate change wreaked havoc on the 2021 harvest, one of Croatia’s leading producers believes the olive farming paradigm in the country must change.

Nov. 30, 2021

Study: Selenium Treatment Shown to Protect Olive Trees Against Salt Stress

Salt stress is a major problem in olive farming as it negatively affects the growth and productivity of olive trees. Selenium treatments may be the answer.

Sep. 28, 2021

5.5 Million Hectares of Traditional Olive Groves at Risk of Abandonment

A new report highlights the major transformation that the olive sector is undergoing, with modern groves set to replace many traditional ones.

Sep. 20, 2021

Uzbekistan Joins Olive Council

The Central Asian country became the 18th member of the international organization and plans to dramatically increase olive production.

Jul. 20, 2021

Olive Groves Lead the Way in Efforts to Boost Organic Farming in Spain

Organic olive groves already cover an area larger than Luxembourg in Spain. The crop is also the second-fastest-growing category of organic cropland.

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Mar. 4, 2020

New Bank Set to Auction Abandoned Farms in Italy

Almost 25,000 acres of abandoned public lands will be auctioned to a new generation of agricultural entrepreneurs and farmers.

Jan. 21, 2020

'Extraordinary Plan' to Revitalize Olive Trees in Puglia

The Italian Confederation of Agriculture has announced a funding plan to address the ongoing Xylella fastidiosa crisis in Puglia.

Jan. 15, 2020

Where the World's Olives Live Side by Side

From a distance, this olive grove on the outskirts of Córdoba looks just like any other field. But it is home for more than 1,000 olive cultivars from 29 countries, from Iran to the Americas, passing through all of the Mediterranean Basin.

Nov. 5, 2019

Organic Olive Groves Flourish in Spain

In 2018, the surface area of organic olive groves increased by three percent in Spain. A country-wide push toward sustainability and better profit margins on organic oils are among the contributing factors.

Oct. 17, 2019

The World's Commercial Olive Groves Are Shrinking

The shift to super-intensive cultivation, low prices for olives and olive oil, and the surplus on the international market were identified as factors that led to the reversal of a decades-long trend.

Sep. 5, 2019

Bonsai Masters: The Art of Olive Bonsai

In South Africa, members of a local bonsai society are taking the ancient Japanese art form and applying it to some of the country's native miniature olive trees.

Aug. 19, 2019

Maltese up in Arms Over Removal of Trees to Make Way for New Roads

Times of Malta reported that they had received dozens of complaints over olive trees being aggressively pruned with a chainsaw along the Santa Luċija jogging track, fueling fears they were facing the chop.

Jul. 23, 2019

Experts Offer Tips on Preparing for the Warm Season in Organic Olive Groves

The warm season corresponds to crucial phases for olive trees. Two experts provided their suggestions for the successful management of the organic olive grove in these conditions.

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