Portugal

May. 16, 2022

Olive Farmers in Alentejo Seek Sustainable Certification Label

The new initiative is meant to promote sustainable farming and milling practices. Participating farmers hope the certification will add value.

Mar. 2, 2022

Spain and Portugal Request European Aid to Fight Ongoing Drought

The European agriculture commissioner responded that both countries must use national strategic plans to address climatic issues.

Mar. 2, 2022

Record Yields for Portugal in the 2021/22 Crop Year

Ideal weather and more modern olive groves allowed Portugal to harvest up to 230,000 tons of olive oil. However, experts warn of challenges ahead.

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Feb. 7, 2022

Farmers Are Facing the Brunt of Portugal’s Worsening Drought

Experts warn that the absence of significant rainfalls in the coming months will degrade water quality and strain irrigation-dependent crops, including some olive groves.

Nov. 3, 2021

Portugal’s Transition to Modern Farming Yields Another Record Harvest

Portugal will produce 150,000 tons of olive oil in the 2021-22 crop year. Favorable weather and the sector’s continuing modernization were attributed to the bumper harvest.

Aug. 13, 2021

Xylella Fastidiosa Identified in Rosemary Plants in Portugal

The bacteria were identified during routine checks in Lisbon and the Algarve by Portuguese authorities. A containment protocol has already been enacted.

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May. 25, 2020

From North to South, Portuguese Producers Welcome NYIOOC Success

Portugal won 32 Awards at this year's NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition, confirming the strong position of the country's producers on the international stage.

May. 15, 2020

Award-Winning Portuguese Producers React to Initial NYIOOC Results

With 16 awards so far, Portuguese producers have built on their traditionally strong performance at the world's most prestigious olive oil quality competition while they underscore the diversity of the region's offerings.

May. 1, 2020

Olivum Teams up With Local Charity to Feed Families in Need

The Alentejo Olive Oil Association is donating enough olive oil to help prepare 14,000 meals for unemployed families and others in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Apr. 24, 2020

Coronavirus Crisis Hits Small Producers Hardest in Portugal

Domestic consumption has dried up as restaurants close and hotel rooms sit empty. Exports have also dropped as countries around the world cancel their orders for Portuguese oil.

Jan. 16, 2020

Alentejo Olive Oil Association Appoints First Executive Director

Gonçalo Almeida Simões brings 15 years of experience advocating for Portuguese agriculture to the European Union.

Jan. 2, 2020

Portugal May Be the Third-largest Olive Oil Producer by 2030

Investments in high-density groves and modern mills are driving Portugal's rise among olive oil producers.

Dec. 10, 2019

Lisbon Shop Showcases Portugal's Best Oils

A quest for high-quality Portuguese olive oil led Ricardo Faria to open Portugal's first specialized shop.

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Dec. 9, 2016

Detlev Von Rosen, One of Portugal’s Most Celebrated Producers, Dies

Detlev Von Rosen, who produced one of the world's best olive oils on his farm in Algarve, Portugal, has died. He was 80 years old.

Nov. 26, 2016

Uncertainty Leads to Higher Prices in Spain

Skewed data and a killer disease have cast a sense of anxiety over the Spanish olive oil market. Production has decreased and olive oil prices are likely to spike.

Nov. 22, 2016

Portugal Seizes Adulterated Olive Oil in Raid

Portuguese food standards y agency ASAE seized 6,000 liters of fake olive oil from a company in the town of Penamacor.

Feb. 24, 2016

Historic Olive Harvest Expected in Portugal

Portugal could produce an estimated 765,000 tons of olive this year, which would be the third largest harvest in the last 75 years,

May. 21, 2013

Professional Olive Oil Training the Focus in Portugal

Three Universities are joining forces in Portugal to educate participants on quality olive oil production.

Nov. 15, 2010

Trás-os-Montes Producers Focus on Quality

The Trasmontanos are said to be daring and hardworking. Whether an accurate stereotype or not, something keeps propelling this region into the international spotlight for premium olive oil.

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