olive tree cultivation

Jan. 29, 2024

Meet the Man Trying to Transform the Olive Sector in France

Yannick Masmondet is working with farmers to plant 50,000 hectares of olive groves on unused agricultural land, expanding national production while diversifying farmer portfolios.

Jan. 16, 2024

IOC Leader Focuses on Expanding Cultivation, Fighting Climate Change

The International Olive Council director, Jaime Lillo, says the future of olive oil production lies beyond the Mediterranean.

Jan. 5, 2024

Experts Offer Pest-Control Tips for California's Hobby Growers

Hobbyists use organic practices to combat weeds and treat and prevent olive knot, yellow leaves, the olive fruit fly, peacock spot and Verticillium wilt.

Jan. 3, 2024

In South West France, Plans to Make More Olive Oil

Officials in Lot-et-Garonne plan to take advantage of the favorable climate and rich water resources to increase production.

Jan. 3, 2024

Pakistan Celebrates Foreign Investment, Local Culture at World Olive Day Gala

The event, held in the national capital, brought together farmers, consumers, foreign investors and government officials to educate, network and celebrate.

Jan. 3, 2024

Tuscany Announces Funds to Prevent Olive Grove Abandonment

The measures are meant to encourage growers to take care of abandoned olive trees in difficult terrains and maintain them to prevent wildfire and pest development

Sep. 11, 2023

Cultivating Hope in Palestine

A nongovernmental organization seeks to plant 50,000 olive trees across Gaza and the West Bank to improve the economic outlook of Palestinians.

Sep. 6, 2023

Festivals and Conferences Build Momentum for Pakistani Olive Oil Sector

In the six months since Pakistan held its inaugural Olive Gala Festival, officials said trees were planted, partnerships formed and more events scheduled.

Jul. 13, 2023

Spurred by Olives, Organic Farmland Grows in Italy

With a 25,600-hectare increase in surface area from 2021 to 2022, olive groves are the most significant crop in Italy’s expanding organic agricultural landscape.

Jun. 20, 2023

Spread of Xylella Slowing in Puglia, Researchers Say

As the number of severity of new infections deccreases in the southern Italian region, farmers begin to plant and graft resilient varieties.

Jun. 13, 2023

The Best Olive Varieties for Hobby Growers in Northern California

Whether it is for ornamental purposes or for small-scale table olive or oil production, these olives are perfectly suited to Northern California backyards.

Apr. 3, 2023

Dalmatian Agronomists Experiment with New Pruning Methods

Carrying scissors in one hand and a saw in the other, Stjepan Dević prunes a tree in five minutes.

Mar. 23, 2023

Thousands of Hectares of Abandoned Olive Groves Set to Be Sold in Italy

The latest auction announced by Ismea includes more than 300 olive groves. The goal is to revive existing farms and establish new ones.


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.

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. 8, 2022

Officials Hope Winning Results Spur Olive Production in Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has experienced faster growth in olive tree cultivation than any other European country since 1977. Quality has also improved.

Jan. 19, 2022

Olive Groves Continue Steady Expansion Across Spain

The number of olive groves in Spain increased by 19,230 hectares last year. The Canary Islands and Castilla y Leon experienced the most growth.

Dec. 18, 2021

Olive Cultivation Is Expanding in Georgia

Local olive farmers and the International Olive Council are working to expand olive growing using imported and native olive varieties.

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.