Oct. 24, 2011
Proposals include limiting the subsidies large farms can receive, and allocating a fixed amount per hectare rather than according to the production history -- a change that would see France and Spain lose the most, according to reports.
Jun. 12, 2011
The Beyond Extra Virgin conference can fill a room with industry and government luminaries, but how 3E will actually reach its goal of establishing a higher benchmark for olive oil quality, and what the group's ultimate aims are for doing so, remain unclear.
Jun. 4, 2011
Interprofessional Director Teresa Pérez explains why this week's Beyond Extra Virgin conference in Córdoba will be different than previous editions.
May. 19, 2011
The regional government says that differentiation via denominations of origin, would help consumers make informed choices in the supermarket.
May. 10, 2011
The agriculture and fisheries minister said "we need to look outside of Spain because we’re witnessing growth of olive oil production in other Mediterranean countries that are going to compete with Andalusia.”
Apr. 17, 2011
With a decision imminent from Brussels private storage aid for Spain's struggling olive oil sector, the head of the competition authority poured cold water on the measure, calling it potentially anti-competitive.
Apr. 5, 2011
Spain, the world's leading producer of olive oil, is maintaining its position on top of the industry's pecking order, with most of its growth tied to new markets.
Apr. 4, 2011
Representatives from Spain’s Ministry of Rural and Marine Environment (MARM) met in Jaén this week to discuss the many challenges facing the country’s traditional olive oil industry.
Apr. 1, 2011
The EU commissioner called on the Spanish regional governments to address structural problems in the olive oil sector and again rejected calls for the provision of private storage aid.
Mar. 29, 2011
10,000 people will gather in Cordoba Friday during a visit by European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş to call for the immediate provision of private storage aid for olive oil.
Mar. 21, 2011
Spanish scientists say they have pioneered a genetic map of the olive and isolated genes pivotal to the production of more profitable, higher quality and even healthier olive oil.
Mar. 18, 2011
European Commissioner for Agriculture Dacian Cioloş said he would closely examine Spain's case but reiterated he saw no proof of a "serious market disturbance" requiring bulk storage payments.
Mar. 14, 2011
The average Spanish consumer knows the price of olive oil per liter much like people elsewhere know the price of milk and gasoline, causing stores to use it as bait.
Mar. 3, 2011
A form of “commercial terrorism" is being committed by distributors taking advantage of their dominant market position, according to Spain's association of small farmers.