Sep. 28, 2023
After finding that soil health improved in abandoned steep-slope olive groves, researchers determined organic and regenerative farming could yield similar results.
Dec. 5, 2022
The developers said the drone increased productivity, reduced costs and lowered emissions associated with the olive harvest.
Oct. 31, 2022
Officials and farmers are working to build new tourist accommodations, organize tastings, and draw visitors to mils.
Oct. 27, 2022
Nearly 170 cities across the country will hold educational, cultural and tasting events in traditional olive groves and mills.
Oct. 10, 2022
Agricultural associations used the event to emphasize the challenges facing traditional olive farmers in Italy.
Aug. 29, 2022
A combination of drought and many producers entering an ‘off-year’ will keep Portugal to around 100,000 tons of olive oil production in the 2022/23 season, according to the latest data.
Feb. 8, 2022
SEO/BirdLife is working with farmers in Aragón to promote biodiversity in their centenary groves and add value to their traditional varietals.
Feb. 7, 2022
The carbon market will help businesses unable to reach net-zero emissions on their own and promote more environmentally-friendly olive growing practices, supporters say.
Jan. 17, 2022
Instead of going directly to farmers, funds will be provided to producer organizations that fulfill the necessary criteria. Olive farmers are expected to lose out.
Dec. 6, 2021
Intensive groves will outnumber traditional farms thirty years from now, and the number of olive oil-producing countries will rise to 80, says Juan Vilar.
Dec. 6, 2021
A study from the University of Jaén shows that traditional olive groves directly combat climate change and cause far less environmental damage than intensive cultivation methods.
Dec. 1, 2021
According to Ignacio Silva, specialization is key to the survival of traditional producers, and the whole sector must modernize to thrive.
Nov. 30, 2021
After climate change wreaked havoc on the 2021 harvest, one of Croatia’s leading producers believes the olive farming paradigm in the country must change.
Oct. 15, 2019
Four Montenegrin olive harvesting experts delivered the small country its first World Olive Picking Championship, defeating two-time champion Croatia. Neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in second place.
Jun. 10, 2019
According to a new study, more than 320,000 acres of traditional olive groves are abandoned and 1.2 million acres more could be also lost, equal to one-fifth of the total land area of all Spanish olive groves.
Apr. 10, 2019
Timor’s six olive groves are small and disperse, each containing just a few dozen trees. The rugged terrain makes it necessary to do everything by hand, which the husband and wife team do well enough to earn the industry's highest award.