Portugal

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.

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.