Portugal

Olive Oil World

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.

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.
Making Olive Oil

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."

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.

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.
Special Report

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.

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.