Puglia (Apulia)

Jan. 16, 2020

Trans Adriatic Pipeline on Trial for Uprooting Olive Trees in Puglia

TAP executives have been summoned to appear in court on May 8 and will face charges of committing environmental damage including the unlawful removal of olive trees.

Jan. 2, 2020

E.U. Approves PGI for Apulia

"Olio di Puglia" PGI is entered in the register of protected geographical indications

Nov. 18, 2019

Puglia Defines Protocol for Replacing Trees Affected by Xylella

An agreement was signed by the Puglia Region, the Ministry of Agricultural Policies, and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage to simplify procedures for replanting olive trees in areas affected by Xylella.

Nov. 7, 2019

Program in Puglia Fosters Healthy Food Choices, Sustainability

Through hands-on instruction and visits to local farms, Cinzia Rascazzo helps people live healtheir lives.

Jun. 14, 2018

Puglia Mandates Pesticides In Fight Against Xylella, Sparking Protests

To combat the spread of the olive-killing Xylella fastidiosa bacterium, Italian agricultural officials are telling farmers to use pesticides to kill the disease's vectors, three spittlebugs, but this mandate has sparked protests and outrage.

Feb. 5, 2018

PGI for Apulian Olive Oil Underway

Olio di Puglia obtained the approval by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and is waiting for the final EU approval.

Aug. 18, 2016

Apulia Presents EU with Draft Law to Tackle Xf

Apulian President Michele Emiliano met with the EU minister of agriculture to share strategies against the spread of Xylella fastidiosa bacterium and request the closure of infringement procedures.

Dec. 16, 2015

Researcher Calls for Greater Vigilance to Stop Killer Disease Ravaging Groves in Puglia

Disease expert Giovanni Martelli said he would need a ‘crystal ball’ to know what will happen with the Xylella fastidiosa outbreak across Europe.

Oct. 27, 2015

Italian Court Orders Halt to Destruction of Olive Trees in Puglia

A court-ordered suspension will allow time for further tests to determine which disease has infected the trees.

Jun. 15, 2015

Cerignola, Apulia Set to Host 2nd National Competition for Table Olives

Monna Oliva evaluates table olives from different regions to support producers and help them improve product quality and revitalize the sector.

Apr. 19, 2015

Olive Tree Felling Starts in Apulia Amid Protests

The destruction of the trees follows a controversial proposal to cut down 11 million olive trees to contain the spread of the deadly bacterium.

Apr. 8, 2015

France Bans Vegetables from Apulia

France announced a ban on vegetables and plants from Apulia region of Italy over fears that the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium may spread.

Feb. 25, 2015

Proposal to Include Apulia's 'Plain of Olive Trees' on Unesco List

Three municipalities have joined forces to protect an area with a concentration of thousand-year-old olive trees.