May. 19, 2023
Drought on the Iberian Peninsula and floods in Croatia have resulted in a rocky start to olive development, spurring more price rises.
May. 10, 2023
In Portugal, a Tough Season Ends with Stronger Determination
One industry veteran characterizes the 2022 harvest in Portugal as a perfect storm. Still, a common commitment to quality remains unshaken.
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.
Feb. 10, 2023
CARM Celebrates Regional Taste with High-End Olive Oils and Wines
In northern Portugal, Casa Agricola Roboredo Madeira (CARM) pioneers organic farming to craft award-winning products.
Feb. 8, 2023
Mysterious African Insects Are Infesting Portuguese Olive Groves
Unexplained damage to olive trees over a six-year period in Portugal has been confirmed as the effects of an obscure insect never before observed in Europe.
Feb. 2, 2023
In Portugal, Xylella Infection Spreads to More Species
The latest Ministry of Agriculture update outlines a worsening scenario for farmers in Portugal and nearby Spain.
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.
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.
Jun. 21, 2021
Portuguese Producers Continue to Demonstrate Quality at World Competition
Despite a lower yield in 2020, Portuguese growers produced high-quality oil and beat their success in the previous year's competition.
May. 6, 2021
Olive Pests and Disease Will Be Focus of International Conference in October
Academics, scientists, farmers and producers will meet in Lisbon to discuss the latest on detection, control and management techniques.
Jul. 15, 2019
Quality and Tradition at Valpaços
The Cooperativa de Olivicultores de Valpacos, one of the most renowned Portuguese producers, has over 2,200 associates from the town of Valpaços and neighboring Mirandela.
May. 22, 2019
Millions of Birds Killed by Nighttime Harvesting in Mediterranean
Upwards of 2.5 million birds are killed each harvest season in Spain, Italy, France and Portugal.
Mar. 27, 2019
Olive Oil Production Data in Europe Reveal Divergent Trends
Production in Italy and Greece is down sharply. In Spain and Portugal, it's dramatically higher.
Mar. 11, 2019
Omics Ensure the Authenticity of Portuguese Olive Oils
Genomics and metabolomics are at the core of a research study to authenticate and trace Portuguese extra virgin olive oils.
Feb. 11, 2019
The Changing Face of Alentejo's Olive Oil
The Alqueva dam may have thrown a lifeline to some of Alentejo's traditional producers, but nearly 20 years later, it has also brought along new challenges that may prove to be insurmountable.
Dec. 12, 2018
Production Dips in Portugal, but Not for Long
The completion of a $6-billion dam in the south of the country could hold the key to sustaining Portugal's dramatic increase in olive oil production, but it does not come without its critics and controversies.
Jul. 31, 2018
Olive Oil Increasingly Popular Among Douro Wineries
Portugal’s region of Douro is known for its Port and still wines, but more winery groups are becoming interested in producing and selling regional olive oils too.
Feb. 7, 2018
Portugal's Rising Exports Fuel Demand for Imports
Researchers found that most positions are taken in the olive oil market of Portugal, but there is always room for new players.