Apr. 16, 2024

Trees Less Effective at Sequestering Carbon in a Hotter, Drier World, Study Finds

High temperatures and a lack of water can stress the world's trees, causing them to emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere instead of absorbing it.

Apr. 16, 2024

Researchers Investigate Solar Panel and Olive Grove Synergies

Solar panels between rows of high-density olive groves generate electricity with minimal impact on yields.

Apr. 10, 2024

Farmers Protest European Agricultural Policies in Madrid

The protestors demand exceptions for European environmental regulations that they argue make their products less competitive on the global market.

Apr. 9, 2024

Legacy Meets Innovation at Tuscany’s Azienda Pometti

The latest generation of farmers at the 600-year-old Azienda Pometti is using state-of-the-art methods to produce award-winning, sustainable olive oil.

Apr. 1, 2024

Belgian Farmer Sues Energy Company Over Climate Damages

Hugues Falys wants energy giant TotalEnergies to take part of the blame for the dry and warm weather that has impacted his livestock and farming business.

Mar. 7, 2024

Sustainability Keeps This Award-Winning Producer Grounded

Treurer is working to establish a circular economy to promote high-quality olive oil production and Mallorca’s natural beauty.

Jan. 16, 2024

IOC Leader Focuses on Expanding Cultivation, Fighting Climate Change

The International Olive Council director, Jaime Lillo, says the future of olive oil production lies beyond the Mediterranean.

Jan. 3, 2024

Researchers Develop Algorithm to Predict Harvest Potential from Climate Data

The publicly available algorithm was developed using 15 years of data from Italy to compare how combinations of climatic events impacted subsequent harvests.

Jan. 2, 2024

Corto Bets on Olives as Crop of The Future in Changing Sacramento Valley

As California deals with the impacts of climate change, rising labor costs and worker shortages, Corto Olive president Cliff Little believes planting more olives is a solution.

Dec. 19, 2023

COP28 Climate Conference Concludes With Mixed Results

The world’s nations have agreed to move away from oil and other fossil fuels, however, without a clear commitment to completely phase out fossil fuels as an energy source.

Dec. 14, 2023

Tightening Water Regulations in California May Spur Olive Cultivation

While irrigated olive groves still use plenty of water, increasingly strict prohibitions, especially in the San Joaquin Valley, may carve out a new niche for dryland olive groves.

Dec. 11, 2023

Organic Farm in Jaén Blazes a Trail for Selling Carbon Credits

O.Live generates about 4.5 carbon credits per hectare from its 1,000 hectares of organic groves, establishing a model for producers to increase revenue.

Dec. 5, 2023

EU Project Aims to Level the Playing Field with Processed Foods

The MedDiet4All project promotes the benefits of a Mediterranean diet and communicates the adverse health effects of ultra-processed foods.


Sep. 13, 2023

Investing in Community and The Environment Through Olive Farming

Paolo Miceli and Sergio Sensat’s farm in western Sicily is a forward-looking investment in the region and community.

Sep. 13, 2023

California Olive Farmers Embrace Regenerative Agriculture to Combat Climate Challenges

After the initial investment, California farmers say regenerative farming practices enhance soil health, fight pests and improve oil quality.

Sep. 7, 2023

Better Soil Management Can Save Mediterranean Olive Groves

It feels like climate change has arrived, and the olive oil industry might be first in the firing line. Luckily, we already know what to do.

Sep. 6, 2023

The Art of Permaculture in Central Italy

The advice of a friendly neighbor inspired the founders of the Italian company Carma to choose a sustainable path to success.

Sep. 6, 2023

Award-Winning Greek Producer Nurtures Soil Health and Patrini Olives

Spiridon Anangnostopoulos of Ranis has used his expertise to create the ideal soil substrate for his olive trees, bringing a local olive variety out of obscurity.

Aug. 17, 2023

Europe Passes Controversial Measure to Restore Nature

The new law, approved with a razor-thin margin, requires member states to introduce measures to restore twenty percent of land and sea by 2030.

Aug. 14, 2023

Italy Set to Invest €100M for Olive Mill Upgrades

Starting in 2026, funds will be dispersed to millers across the country to upgrade equipment and technologies.

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.