Spain

Dec. 5, 2022

Farmers in Córdoba Fear Lasting Effects of Prolonged Drought

The lack of rainfall and scarce water resources mean trees may not receive enough water this winter to produce fruit and oil in 2023.

Dec. 1, 2022

Olive Pits Fuel Flights from Seville

Biofuel from olive pits and other organic waste cut carbon dioxide emissions of more than 200 flights by 200 tons.

Nov. 28, 2022

Spanish Company Awarded for 'Olive Beer'

Adding Empeltre olive extract during fermentation endows OliBa with the flavors, aromas and colors of the endemic Spanish variety, the company said.

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Nov. 17, 2022

Spain's Minister of Agriculture Calls on Olive Oil Sector to Keep Prices Affordable

Luis Planas said that there should be enough olive oil to meet domestic and international demand but warned the whole sector needs to work together.

Nov. 17, 2022

Drought, Heat Cut Almería Olive Harvest by Half

The local agricultural association said not every part of the province was impacted the same, with harvest decreases ranging from 30 to 70 percent.

Nov. 14, 2022

Researchers Study How Lack of Chill Hours Impacts Olive Development, Oil Quality

The lack of chill hours has resulted in longer flowering periods, more oil accumulation and distinct oil chemistry in olives grown in the subtropical climate of Tenerife.

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Oct. 24, 2022

As Reservoirs Dry Up, Spain Establishes Water Policy Board

The board will coordinate efforts between the public and private sectors and make proposals to increase energy efficiency, save water and digitalize farms.

Oct. 17, 2022

Olive Oil Aisles Result in Superior Supermarket Sales

Grouping all the olive oils in a single aisle and providing information about them resulted in an 18-percent increase in sales. Extra virgin olive oil sales rose 13 percent.

Oct. 13, 2022

Olive Oil Prices Hit Record Highs in Spain After 'Unprecedented' Market Events

Prices for all grades of olive oil shot up after the Spanish and Andalusian governments released official harvest estimates well below initial expectations.

Oct. 6, 2022

Producers in Andalusia Brace for Second Worst Harvest on Record

Olive oil production in Andalusia is expected to be nearly 50 percent below the rolling five-year average. The table olive harvest will also be significantly lower.

Sep. 29, 2022

Organic Olive Groves Continue to Flourish in Spain

Andalusia and Aragón experienced the most significant increases in organic olive cultivation.

Sep. 22, 2022

Spanish Ministers Highlight Importance of Researching Health Benefits of Olive Oil

The ministers of agriculture and science pledged more funds to research and announced ambitions for Spain to become a leading global food science hub.

Sep. 19, 2022

In Spain, Olive Oil Sales Rise with Margins Along Production Chain

Olive oil sales were 28 percent higher in August 2022 than the previous year. Prices are also rising at origin for producers.

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Jul. 13, 2022

Agricultural Incomes Rise in Andalusia, Boosted by Resurgent Olive Oil Sector

Andalusian agricultural income exceeded €10 billion for the first time, spurred on by a 77-percent increase in the value of its olive oil production.

Jun. 15, 2022

Researchers Identify Compounds to Stem the Spread of Verticillium Wilt

In a controlled experiment, researchers from the University of Córdoba reduced the development of the disease by 70 percent.

Jun. 9, 2022

Spanish Producers Achieve Record Success at World Competition

Producers from across the country overcame drought and extreme weather events to earn a record-high 128 awards at the World Competition.

Jun. 2, 2022

Andalusia Demands More Funds for Olive Oil and Table Olive Producers in New Policy

According to some estimates, the Andalusia olive sector would lose €60 million per year under Spain’s national strategic plan for the CAP.

May. 23, 2022

Study Reveals Impacts of Climate Change on Spanish Olive Sector

A global temperature increase of 1.5 ºC above pre-industrial averages would decrease the amount of land suitable for certain olive varieties and production in Andalusia.

May. 16, 2022

Rising Prices Contribute to Spike in Olive Thefts in Jaén

The increase in thefts, which mainly involve criminal organizations stealing harvested olives from the field or the mills, was largely attributed to rising prices.

May. 9, 2022

Childhood Obesity on the Rise in Spain as Adherence to Med Diet Falls

A report by Save the Children highlights Spain's childhood obesity crisis and the rapid decline of the Mediterranean diet. The charity calls for urgent government action.

May. 6, 2022

Farmers' Group in Spain Criticizes Plan to Support Traditional Olive Growers

Asaja said the amount of money proposed for the country’s 1.9 million hectares of traditional groves was “insufficient” and misdirected.

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