Portugal

Better Harvests Predicted in Greece, Italy, Portugal, Tunisia

A European Commission report predicts a three-percent increase in olive oil production in the E.U. due to reduced pest activity and some countries entering an on-year.

Portugal Anticipates Record Yield

A 40-percent increase in olive oil production is expected when harvesting begins in October. Total production is expected to reach 140,000 tons, up from 100,000 tons last year.
Special Report

Producers and Exporters Eagerly Await Ratification of EU-Mercosur Deal

The trade deal will eliminate tariffs on both Mercosur and E.U. exports and creates the world's largest bloc of olive oil consumers and producers.

Finding Balance Among the Olives

Life is slower on the farm for fashion entrepreneur Joaquim Moreira, who produces the award-winning olive oil brand Acushla. "Fashion is an engaging sector. But now, I feel more passionate about olive oil."
Olive Oil Times Special

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.