Sep. 28, 2023

Olive Oil Production Expected to Fall Below 1M Tons in Spain

Anticipation of a second-consecutive poor harvest in the world’s largest olive oil producer means prices are likely to keep rising.

Sep. 28, 2023

Regenerative Ag Practices Improve Profitability of Steep-Slope Olive Farms

After finding that soil health improved in abandoned steep-slope olive groves, researchers determined organic and regenerative farming could yield similar results.

Sep. 25, 2023

Jaén Co-op Warns of €1B Loss for Province’s Olive Sector

After last year's historically poor harvest, producers in Jaén warn another is about to start. The Agri-Food Cooperative of Jaén warns the result will be a staggering financial loss.

Sep. 18, 2023

Olive Oil Thefts Rising in Mills and Supermarkets Across Spain

Rising prices and an increase in organized criminal activity are driving the increase in thefts, officials said.

Sep. 7, 2023

Spanish Officials Raise Alarm Over Rising Olive Oil Prices While Calling for Calm

Olive oil prices have exceeded €10 per liter at retail and are expected to continue rising. Rain in Andalusia would provide a glimmer of hope for the approaching harvest.

Aug. 10, 2023

Asphalt Made with Olive Oil Byproducts Used to Pave a Highway in Spain

Local officials said the experimental asphalt is more environmentally friendly to manufacture, safer for workers and could provide new revenue for producers.

Jul. 6, 2023

Uptick in Olive Fruit Fly Infestations Reported in Andalusia

As olive groves enter their most vulnerable stage of development, authorities said the number of captured flies and observed damage was significantly higher than in previous years.

Jul. 5, 2023

Researchers in Andalusia Develop AI Tool to Improve Irrigation Efficiency

Using climatic data and powerful neural networks, researchers haver developed a tool that allows farmers to determine irrigation requirements a week in advance.

Jul. 5, 2023

DCOOP Reports Record Olive Oil Sales at Annual Meeting

While revenues were up, the general director of the world’s largest olive oil cooperative said farmers had not seen significant gains in profitability.

Jun. 27, 2023

Domestic Olive Oil Sales in Spain Remain Strong as Exports Fall

While demand for olive oil remains strong despite high prices, some in the sector worry there will not be enough stock if there is another poor harvest.

Jun. 26, 2023

Once Again, Olive Growers in Western Mediterranean Face Severe Drought

In Andalusia, rainfed olive groves are barren. Similar situations have been reported in North Africa. Officials in Europe are focusing on the soil to mitigate the drought.

Jun. 22, 2023

Despite Production Woes, Spain Anticipates Expanding Organic Exports to China

Rising demand for organic olive oil and other consumer products in China provides an opportunity for Spain’s organic olive oil producers.

Jun. 21, 2023

Andalusian Producers Achieve Outstanding Quality After Disastrous Harvest

After the smallest harvest in more than a decade, producers in Spain earned their fourth-highest award count at the World Olive Oil Competition.

Feb. 15, 2023

Spain’s Sea of Olives UNESCO Application Moves Forward

Nearly 140,000 hectares of privately- owned land will be excluded in a catalog, which was a sticking point for environmental lawyers and agricultural unions.

Feb. 15, 2023

Andalusia Expand Efforts to Reduce CO2, Promote Biodiversity

The Andalusian government has partnered with SEO/BirdLife to reduce the region's carbon footprint by expanding the Olivares Vivos project.

Feb. 10, 2023

From Andalusia to Madrid, Spain Shocked at Wave of Olive Thefts

The soaring price of olives and olive oil has led to an epidemic of fruit thefts and damage to groves across Spain.

Feb. 9, 2023

Olive Oil Consumption Slumps in Europe as High Prices Persist

Olive oil sales and exports have slowed down in Spain as prices at origin remain high and general inflation remains elevated.

Feb. 9, 2023

Spanish Researchers Pioneer Olive Fertilization with Silicon

Researchers from the University of Córdoba have completed a study into the effectiveness of silicon fertilization to increase resistance to pests, drought and disease.

Feb. 6, 2023

Small Farms in Spain Exempted from Ban on Burning Agricultural Waste

Spanish government officials announced exceptions to the burning bans found in national regulations and the E.U.’s Common Agricultural Policy.

Feb. 5, 2023

Spain's 2022 Olive Oil Sales only Slightly Lower than Expected

Olive oil sales in Spain hold relatively steady despite the many problems and price increases throughout 2022.

Feb. 4, 2023

Intensive Agriculture Blamed for Bird Population Decline in Spain

Recent figures show an alarming decline in the populations of important bird species in Spain as intensive agriculture transforms the country's landscape.